ORFORD NESS

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ORFORD NESS

Orford Ness is Europe's largest shingle spit, approximately 10 miles long running between the River Alde and the North Sea in Suffolk. It is an internationally important area of shingle habitat, home to a huge variety of wildlife, much of it fragile and precious. It was also used for secret military testing and experimentation, including for aircraft, radio, radar, ballistics and atomic weapons, since the First World War until after the Cold War. Limited access is available via National Trust Ferry from Orford.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Orford Quay
Orford
County
Suffolk
Post Code
IP12 2NU
Main Historic Period
Modern
Link to featured article
Tip/Nearby
Orford Castle, Havergate Island (RSPB)
Primary Management
National Trust

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