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Exploring Snape

exploring snape suffolk
Exploring Snape is one of my favourite things to do and I can often be found there in my free time. We visited a few weeks ago before the Coronavirus situation brought us all into lockdown. Such an intensely worrying time at the moment and my thoughts have been with everyone as we try and all do our bit to try and get through it the best we can. Although its not possible to visit places like...
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A Walk Along the River Deben

Marlesham Creek
Sometimes you discover a place that is so peaceful and pretty that you can't wait to go back. A walk along the River Deben to Martlesham Creek was that place for me this week. If you have not been its well worth it. The blue skies were wonderful and the only noise that interrupted the peace and quiet was from the wildlife. Here is a flavour of what you can expect on a walk.... A Walk Along the...
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A Circular Walk in Marlesford

Marlesford
A circular walk in Marlesford is a great thing to do for a couple of hours, especially when it starts and ends at the wonderful Marlesford Farm Café and Shop.  Where better to treat yourself to something delicious after you have built up an appetite after a walk. There are many walks in the series 'Pub Walks with Darcy' in the Essential Suffolk magazine. Darcy is a Golden Retriever, but you...
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Magical Minsmere

Minsmere
It has been great to see how popular Minsmere Nature Reserve has become since being thrown into the spotlight as the place for Springwatch in 2014. It really is quite a magical place! As someone who works in the tourism industry, its been great to see the impact this has had in putting Suffolk on the map. If you have seen Minsmere on the telly but not got around to visit, this blog will give yo...
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An Afternoon at Orfordness Lighthouse

Orfordness Lighthouse
I've always loved unusual days out so last year when I discovered that Orfordness Lighthouse was going to have an open day, I  jumped at the chance of exploring this wonderful lighthouse. Let me explain a bit about Orfordness Lighthouse for you, as I feel it is a little bit special to say the least. A landmark on the Suffolk Coast since it was built in 1792, it was decommissioned in 2013 as it ...
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Exploring Bawdsey

View from Bawdsey Quay
On my travels around Suffolk I have often seen the signpost for Bawdsey and wondered what was there. Recently I found out when 'Explore Bawdsey' moved to the top of my list! 3 Things to do When Exploring Bawdsey 1. Enjoy the Views From the Beach Yes Bawdsey has a beach - well a quay to be precise. I wasn't expecting to find lots of sand when I arrived at the Quay so it was a bit of a surprise...
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Peace and Tranquility at Captain’s Wood

Captain's Wood
If you are looking for some peace and tranquility, Captain's Wood is a perfect location. One of several nature reserves looked after by Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Captain's Wood is a wonderful place to explore throughout the year. As the seasons change its different each time you visit but what remains the same is the is the peace and quiet. Its a fantastic opportunity to really get back to nature...
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What is there to see at Hen Reedbeds?

Hen Reedbeds
I have lost count of the number of times I've driven past the sign for Hen Reedbeds on my way to Southwold and  wondered what it was. Well I finally took the time to stop off and explore it for myself and wow what a place to escape to if you need some fresh air and a stroll around a large open space...oh and of course you will find lots of wildlife too! What is there to see at Hen Reedbeds? ...
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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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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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