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Walking And Painting The Landscape

Have you ever thought of drawing on a daily basis? Join artists Simon Carter and Susan Barnet on a walk to inspire you to do just that.

  • Booking essential

Renowned painter Simon Carter takes workshop participants on a walk through the wild Orford Ness landscape. Drawing and painting as we go, Simon will share the details of his own practice which consists of walking and drawing as a daily activity. This practice affords a way of observing and recording landscape that translates topographical points to marks on a page.



Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All Member£60.00
All Non-Member£67.50

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 2491895 In the event of extreme weather or very bad light the event may be cancelled or rescheduled.


Adults only

Meeting point

Check in at the National Trust ticket office on Orford Quay at 9.15am for ferry crossing at 9.30am.

What to bring and wear

Orford Ness is an exposed landscape and weather can change suddenly. Bring warm layers and good walking shoes.


Involves ferry crossing - must be able to negotiate steep and sometimes slippery steps. Mostly made up paths once on site.

Contact info

Central Booking Office

Upcoming events


Easter egg hunt at Orford Ness 

This spring, treat the whole family to a world of adventures at Orford Ness on an Easter trail.

Event summary

29 Mar to 1 Apr 2024
10:00 to 17:00
+ 3 other dates or times

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.

Event summary

3 Apr to 28 Aug 2024
10:00 to 14:00
+ 4 other dates or times

True or False? Mysteries of Orford Ness 

Join us for a walk on Orford Ness to discover some of the tales that have been told about this unique section of Suffolk Coast. True or False we will leave you to decide!

Event summary

9 Apr 2024
09:30 to 12:30

Overnight Astrophotography Experience 

Awed by the night sky? Wish you could capture its magnificence? Join Chris Greenfield, Astronomer, overnight on Orford Ness and learn how to take amazing photos of the stars over our unique landscape.

Event summary

13 Apr 2024
17:00 to 23:55