Sandy beach |
a secret military test site, Orford Ness Nature Reserve is the largest vegetated
shingle spit in Europe.
There are a wide range of habitats here including
saltmarsh, mudflats, brackish lagoons, reedbeds and grazing marsh.
Check out wildlife on sea and land along the UK's
sandy beaches. Watch sensational Dolphins and get up close to Red Squirrels and
- We're in for a treat at the coast as we explore
brilliant springtime wildlife watching experiences.
- Visitor Guide
Ness, Orford Town, Suffolk.
Survey:||OS grid reference TM423496|
Children's quiz trail,
guided walks and events programme
Plant and flower identification
Walking shoes and wind protective clothing on a blustery day.
Bird watching. Plants
and wild flowers. Small mammals. Chinese Water Deer.
around the site is on foot only, with a map of the accessible route available
Tractor-drawn trailer tours operate 1st Sat of the
month July to Sept - booking essential.
Adapted disabled toilet
available at the Warden's office and one wheelchair available on request.
must be able to be carried for boarding and disembarking the ferry.
dogs or cycles
The only direct access is
by boat from Orford Quay, which can only carry 12 passengers at a time.
crossings between 10am and 2pm and the last ferry departing at 5pm.
Quay is 10 miles east of the A12 (B1094/1095) or 12 miles north-east of Woodbridge
(B1152/1084). The nearest train station is eight miles away at Wickham Market.
April - July and October
- Saturdays only. July to September Tuesday - Saturday. Last admission half an
hour before closing.
prices (including ferry crossing): £4 for National Trust members, £6
for non-members and £3 for children (under 3s free). |
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