Orford Ness National Nature Reserve
Take a short boat trip from Orford Quay to this wild and remote shingle spit and you’ll discover
an alien landscape and a secret past. Come and uncover some of Britain’s secret military
history. Ferry crossings are limited so arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Non-members £6.90, NT members (ferry only) £3.80. Children half-price (under 5s free)
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|Notes||Last ferry to Orford Ness departs from Orford Quay at 2pm, last ferry returns from the Ness at 5pm.|
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VenueOrford Ness National Nature Reserve
The Quay Office, Orford Quay, Orford, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2NU
Map reference: TM 423496 Lat: 52.09217 Long: 1.53686
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
Nearest station : 8 miles (12.9 kms) from Wickham Market station
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.