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Suffolk Walking Festival - Walk with a Ranger

Run as part of The Suffolk Walking Festival, join our ranger to explore some of the wildlife that makes this site special.

  • Booking essential

Orford Ness is an internationally important coastal nature reserve with a fascinating 20th-century military history. You'll gain exclusive access to parts of the nature reserve with a unique walk with a ranger to explore the wildlife, history and management of Orford Ness.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All £25.00

The basics

Booking details

Call n/a Booking for this event is made via Suffolk Walking Festival and not the National Trust.

Suitability

Children welcome. Children under 5 free.

Meeting point

Meet at the National Trust Office on Orford Quay. There is no public parking on Orford Quay, please park in the main car park opposite the Jolly Sailor Pub (Pay and display, not National Trust)

What to bring and wear

The site is an exposed coastal location. Please dress for the weather. There are no catering facilities on Orford Ness, please bring your own refreshments.

Accessibility

Access to Orford Ness is via ferry, boarding of which will require negotiating steps, the number of which will depend on the tide. The steps can be slippery.

Upcoming events

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
27 Apr to 26 Oct 2024
at
09:30 to 12:30
+ 13 other dates or times
Event

Stargazing - Overnight on Orford Ness 

The coastal location of Orford Ness offers some truly wonderful views of the night skies, affected only by the ports of Felixstowe to the South and Rotterdam faintly in the East. Join us for an overnight event gazing at the stars on Orford Ness.

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on
27 Apr to 1 Jun 2024
at
17:00 to 23:55
+ 1 other date or time
Event

Overnight Dawn Chorus 

A chance to spend the night on Orford Ness and then rise early to listen to the dawn chorus on the Suffolk Coast.

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on
4 May 2024
at
16:30 to 23:55
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.

Event summary

on
7 May to 18 Sep 2024
at
09:30 to 12:30
+ 2 other dates or times