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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

days out in suffolk 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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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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Open Farm Sunday at Easton Farm Park

tractor ride at easton farm park
Open Farm Sunday was a perfect opportunity for us to take a trip to Easton Farm Park. Its been many years since I last visited so I was keen to see what it had to offer. As you can imagine there were no shortage of animals to see and it was great that they were all within easy reach once through the entrance. Its a great place for children (and big kids who like animals too!) as there was a goo...
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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 beach huts
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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