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Days out in Suffolk

Bird Watching on Havergate Island

Havergate Island
If you are looking to get back to nature and escape from it all for a few hours, Bird watching on Havergate Island could be for you! Just a 20 minute boat ride from Orford Quay, Havergate Island is a nature reserve owned and managed by the RSPB and with 5 hides on the island to enjoy your bird watching, you won't be disappointed! The reason for my visit was that over the last year I have ex...
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Exploring Suffolk aboard the Orwell Lady

Orwell Lady
The first time I 'met' Orwell Lady was earlier this year when I attended a fabulous boat open day at Ipswich Waterfront. As you know I travel all over Suffolk, usually by car and on foot but I remember thinking it would be rather cool to explore Suffolk by boat. Intrigued at how different Suffolk would look from the river,  the opportunity of joining one of the Orwell Lady sightseeing cruis...
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Covehithe: A Photo Tour

Covehithe
Visiting Covehithe has been on my list for a long time and I've finally made it, thanks to it being included in the Suffolk's Top 50 I can tell you it was certainly worth the wait! If you google Covehithe images, you are faced with lots of pictures of fallen trees and the eroding coast. It is a unique landscape and very different to all the other places in Suffolk I've visited along the coast. ...
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A Trip to Shingle Street

Shingle Street Suffolk
Looking for somewhere a little bit different? A trip to Shingle Street could be just the thing! It was voted one of Suffolk's Top 50 places to visit, which was the main reason I went. Shingle Street is an unusual name for a place. There are no real streets to speak of just a line of houses along the beachfront overlooking the sea. Shingle Street it is certainly unique. When driving along ...
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Why you should visit a Suffolk vineyard

Suffolk vineyard
Suffolk vineyard? Yes Suffolk has quite a few which surprised me too! I've lost count of the number of times I've driven past Shawsgate Vineyard saying "I must pop in there". We never seem to get round to visiting places on our doorstep do we? Well this week was the week thanks to English Wine Week - sometimes we all need a nudge to do something now and again. Wondering what its like to v...
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A Quiet Afternoon in Walberswick

Walberswick
We are so lucky in Suffolk to have a wonderful choice of places to go. I recently spent a quiet afternoon in Walberswick and picked a perfect day to visit as it seemed there were only a few of us there! Its been a year or two since my last trip and the reason for our afternoon in Walberswick was to go crabbing - one of Suffolk's Top 50 things to do. My daughter was on a brief trip home from uni...
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Arthur Ransome’s East Coast Celebration

Arthur Ransome's East Coast celebration Nancy Blackett
We all know events can be fun but they are also a great way of learning new things, take the Arthur Ransome's East Coast Celebration for example. I'm not sure if I should admit it but up until two weeks ago I didn't know who Arthur Ransome was. Although I read books as a child - looking back I think all the ones I chose were pretty much written by Enid Blyton! Arthur Ransome's Swallows and Amazon ...
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Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum

Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum
It was my Suffolk's Top 50 Challenge that brought me to the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum. The great thing about this challenge is that it gets you visiting places that probably wouldn't spring to mind. I've had some great days out and discovered lots of interesting things on this challenge. Here's a quick round up of what you can expect on a visit to Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum at F...
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6 Fun Things to Do in Suffolk This May

Suffolk Show tractor
May is a bumper month for events in Suffolk, it can be difficult to choose what to do! If you are looking for some help I have put together 6 fun things to do in Suffolk this May that I can personally recommend! Suffolk has some great events and last May I attended 3 events in one day - still don't know how I managed it. Meticulous planning and sheer determination I think, but it shows anyth...
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The Unique Landscape of Orford Ness

Orford Ness
You know how it is, you have most of the year to visit somewhere and you end up going on the last weekend before it closes! Sound familiar? That describes my last trip to Orford Ness. Well here's your chance to be one of the first visitors this season to Orford Ness as it re-opens for 2017. It truly is a unique landscape which explains why it was voted in the Suffolk Top 50. My visit last Oc...
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