Summer holidays may be over for the year, but there are still plenty of opportunities to visit the Ness for one of our special events and tours.
Whether your interest is photography or learning more about our conservation work, why not consider joining us for a more in-depth experience.
Each year we hold a number of guided photography tours, led by a professional photographer and one of our rangers. The tours offer a chance to see the Ness in new and unusual ways, as well as getting up close to some of the wildlife that thrives here.
We also spend time in and around the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment buildings and the distinctive ‘pagodas’ for a chance to capture some unique images of these unusual buildings.
Booking for the tours is essential and our next dates for a full-day tour are Saturday October 4 and Saturday October 18 and they cost £50 for NT members and £60 for non-members. We’ll take you over to the Ness on the National Trust boat, Octavia at 9am and return to Orford Quay at 5pm.
We’ll be walking long distances throughout the day, so only bring equipment you can carry and sufficient clothing for all day outdoors on what can be a very windy site!
You can book your place on the two remaining tours of the year by calling 01394 450900.
On September 21, the Marine Conversation Society will be holding a beach clean-up as part of the International Coastal Clean-up, which takes places in more than 70 countries.
We’ll be meeting at the barrier beyond the Martello Tower at Slaughden, near Aldeburgh at 10am. You’ll need to dress for what could be mucky work, but equipment will be provided. Please register to let us know you’ll be taking part by calling us on 01394 450900.
In both September and October, there are chances to find out more about the work of the our bird ringers.
We are lucky to have a team of volunteer ringers who carry out this important work on the Ness and you’ll be able to spend an hour with them to see them at work.
There’s no additional charge for these, just meet outside the Rangers Office at 11am on either September 27 or October 11.