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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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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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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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Vintage Market in the Sunshine

vintage market
You really can't beat a vintage market stroll at Snape Maltings in the sunshine! Its such a relaxing thing to do, in beautiful surroundings with the added bonus of having the 'smile' factor as you see lots of things for sale that you remember from your childhood. I often realise I'm smiling while I look around the stalls, taking a trip down memory lane! On Sunday the vintage market was great...
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Springtime at Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo
The great thing about being a National Trust member is that you can re-visit places as many times as you like and Springtime at Sutton Hoo is just lovely! But you may wonder why you would want to visit somewhere you have been before? Well I'm finding that each time I visit a place, I see something I haven't noticed before and always learn something new, then find myself planning to comeback to exp...
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Why Winter is a great time for a Walk

Suffolk countryside
A Winter walk in the Suffolk countryside The great thing about living in Suffolk is that you are not far away from big open spaces, perfect for some fresh air and a winter walk! We have had plenty of heavy morning frosts recently which have been stunning, but you have to be quick to get out and enjoy them before they melt as I found recently when taking my dog for a walk. Suffolk certain...
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Suffolk Top 50 Challenge – The story so far…

Southwold
I set myself the Suffolk Top 50 Challenge just over 6 months ago. I am now a third of the way through the list with 17 places visited so far and I am finding its a great way to explore Suffolk! If you are looking for a fun challenge or just find yourself with some free time and are wondering what to do why don't you have a look at the Suffolk Top 50 list to see if anything catches your eye?...
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How to Spend a Couple of Hours in Thorpeness

Thorpeness
Thorpeness, I think it's fair to stay is quite different to most places you many have come across in Suffolk. You will find it a unique village and probably not like anything you have seen before! It's a great place to explore for a couple of hours as everything is within easy walking distance. Here are my top 5 tips to help you make the most of your time at this quirky place! 1. Hire a ro...
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