Orford Ness


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

Take a short boat trip to this wild and remote shingle spit, the largest in Europe.

Follow trails through a stunning landscape and a history that will both delight and intrigue.

Discover an internationally important nature reserve littered with debris and unusual, often forbidding, buildings from a sometimes disturbing past.

Please note: charge for ferry over to the nature reserve (including members)

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email: orfordness@nationaltrust.org.uk

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Orford Ness News

Coronavirus Update

We have made the difficult decision that we will not be reopening Orford Ness for the remainder of this year.

The National Trust is gradually reopening the places in our care, starting with those where we can ensure social distancing can be maintained at all times. Social distancing guidelines mean we could only transport two people onto the Ness via our ferry boat at any one time. This restriction means that it is not viable for us to operate the ferry for what is left of the open season, which was due to end in October.

We know this will be disappointing news for many of our supporters and we share that disappointment in not being able to welcome you this year.

We will be reviewing our plans for 2021 and hope to welcome you as soon as we can.

Thank you for your interest and patience.