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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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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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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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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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Just One of Many Reasons Why You Should Visit Felixstowe!

Landguard Visitor Centre and View Point Cafe
When on my travels across Suffolk, once I've arrived at my destination it's nice to sit for a bit, get myself organised and go back over my plans to make sure I make the most of my visit. The opportunity of doing this over a cup of coffee is even better and Felixstowe has just the place to do this. The Landguard Visitor Centre and View Point Cafe is just one of the many reasons you should visit...
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Why a Suffolk Explorer Guide is a Great Way to Discover Orford

Orford Suffolk
Looking to discover Orford? Well it is one of those places that has a lot more to it than you first think! I have been many times this year and often take a leisurely walk around the town just to enjoy the pretty surroundings. The Suffolk Coast and Heaths Orford Explorer Guide is an excellent way to discover Orford if you have an hour or two spare and fancy going for a walk. A number of dif...
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An Afternoon in Christchurch Park Looking for Mabel!

Christchurch Park Ipswich
  First things first just in case you are worried, lets talk about Mabel. She's is Christchurch Park's most famous resident -  a tawny owl and she has become a bit of a celebrity over recent years! My latest trip to the park was to hopefully catch a glimpse of her as she's is part of my Suffolks Top 50 challenge. Exploring Christchurch Park Having mentioned to a friend my planned ...
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