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Wild, windy, bare & lonely...but a place like no other!

I must say at the outset that this is not for everybody - and almost certainly not for 99% of kids... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Essex, England
Beautiful walk and views

If you need to stretch your legs, this is a great walk. The views are lovely and the walk is quite... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Lewes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

I must say at the outset that this is not for everybody - and almost certainly not for 99% of kids. It can be quite desolate & bleak in places, especially if the weather is not good. We experienced it in sunshine, overcast, a little...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

If you need to stretch your legs, this is a great walk. The views are lovely and the walk is quite easy.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GrishGrish
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We got the ferry over, runs every 20 minutes from 10 am and doesn't get busy quick at the weekends. Once you arrive you can choose the green, blue or red route. Red takes you round all the buildings including the lighthouse and the others...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank BluePurrl
Reviewed 15 September 2018

The ferry across was very calm and what a surprise awaited us, a huge expanse of land, spotted several wild animals along with the resident sheep. We were lucky to watch the bird ringing, an interesting experience, especially for the younger members of our party...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank colchesterain
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Although we tried to arrive early, we were still on the 4th ferry of the day (so time for a coffee in the nearby tearooms). A windy day, but not at all choppy on the short boat ride across - it could very easily be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GremAndTabs
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We visited today and was surprised how quiet it was. We left our car In the castle car park as parking there is £2 for the whole day. We had a lovely walk around looking at the boats, sadly as it was Monday most places...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ladykane1982
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Orford Ness is a shingle spit off the Suffolk coast, accessed by National Trust-run ferry. It’s a unique barren landscape – a must for bird watchers and photographers. There’s a 5-mile route to walk - the area is littered with military relics. A unique experience.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RandomSquares
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Worth a detour, in fair weather, to experience such a rare landscape. Also consider the other protected (ex military) site which served from the early experiments with radar through the cold war. Extraordinary combination of wildlife, landscape and history.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank gatcarr4
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Orford Ness is a fascinating place to visit. If you enjoy walking and nature with some history thrown in, then this is just the place to go. There are 3 routes over the Ness that you can take depending on what you are most interested...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 28 July 2018

We wanted to walk over the Ness because we love Dungeness but ferries were not operating on day we were in Orford. In main season ferries run Tuesday - Saturday from 10am but only on Saturday for mid-season. Cost is £10 for non NT members...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David C
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