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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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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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