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Island of Secrets Walk

Join us on a walk past the usual 'no entry' signs into the heart of the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment area and learn about these fascinating buildings.

  • Booking essential

Join our tour guide on a 3 hour guided walk into the heart of the AWRE area. Learn about the history of these fascinating buildings. Access to the interior of the buildings is no longer possible but we will go as close as safely possible to the exteriors.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All Member£20.00
All Non-Member£27.50

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Not suitable for children

Meeting point

Meet at 9.15am at the National Trust Ticket Office on Orford Quay for a brief introduction followed by transfer by ferry to the Ness.

What to bring and wear

Orford Ness is an exposed coastal location - please dress for the weather!

Accessibility

Involves ferry crossing - must be able to negotiate steep and sometimes slippery steps. Mostly made up paths, some uneven. The walk itself is around 3 miles long - longer if you choose to stay on the Ness and explore.

Upcoming events

Event

Suffolk Day 2024 

Help us celebrate Suffolk Day, with an exclusive day on Suffolk's Secret Coast for Suffolk residents.

Event summary

on
21 Jun 2024
at
09:50 to 10:00
+ 6 other dates or times
Event

Orford Ness Half Day Trailer Tour 

Take a leisurely guided tour of the Ness in our 24 seat passenger trailer, including access to the Cold War Atomic Weapons Research Establishment area, normally 'off-limits' to visitors.

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on
22 Jun to 26 Oct 2024
at
09:30 to 12:30
+ 9 other dates or times
Event

Walk With A Ranger 

Want to get a closer insight into why Orford Ness is designated a National Nature Reserve and how our management strategy ensures we protect this fragile landscape? Then join one of our Rangers on a walk through this unique landscape.

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on
26 Jun to 18 Sep 2024
at
09:30 to 12:30
+ 1 other date or time
Event

Young Ranger Day 

Aged 5-12? Want to get up close to the nature that calls Orford Ness home? Then come along to our Young Ranger event and learn how our Rangers care for this amazing place.

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on
7 Aug to 28 Aug 2024
at
10:00 to 14:00
+ 3 other dates or times