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Orford Ness National Nature Reserve

Orford Ness National Nature Reserve

Contact

Visitor Services Warden

01394 450900

Address

The Quay Office,
Orford Quay, Orford,
Woodbridge,
Suffolk,
IP12 2NU

Details

Internationally important nature reserve, with a fascinating 20th-century military history.

National Trust PropertyRegional Tourist Board Member

Children welcomeGuided tours for individualsGuided tours for groupsFacilities for hearing impaired

Charge for ferry (inc. NT members). Boats cross regularly to the Ness between 10am & 2pm only, the last ferry leaving the Ness at 5pm. Steep and slippery steps (height influenced by tides) when embarking or disembarking from motor launch. Access around the site is on foot only, but a trailer bus operates first Sat of the month July-Sept, booking essential (not a guided tour). Numbers limited. Some military buildings (eg 'pagodas') accessible only on guided events. No dogs or cycles.

Opening details

Please see website for further details.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TM 423496  Lat: 52.09217 Long: 1.53686

By Road:
Access from Orford Quay, Orford town 10ml E of A12 (B1094/1095), 12ml NE of Woodbridge B1152/1084.
NCN1, 1ml. No cycle parking.
Drop-off for disabled visitors on Orford Quay, car must be returned to car park (150 yards)
Pay and display car park (not National Trust).

By Public Transport:
From Melton station it is 11 miles to Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (National Trust).

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Guided tours for individualsGuided tours for individuals
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Charge for ferry (inc. NT members). Boats cross regularly to the Ness between 10am & 2pm only, the last ferry leaving the Ness at 5pm. Steep and slippery steps (height influenced by tides) when embarking or disembarking from motor launch. Access around the site is on foot only, but a trailer bus operates first Sat of the month July-Sept, booking essential (not a guided tour). Numbers limited. Some military buildings (eg 'pagodas') accessible only on guided events. No dogs or cycles.