A brand New Year - the time when we typically look at making some radical changes in our lives; learning new skills and embracing new experiences.
There is nowhere better for sailing than right here on The Suffolk Coast with the expanse of coastline and the Suffolk Broads. Courses for adults and children are available at Aldeburgh Yacht Club ranging from basic dinghy and power boat courses to dinghy racing modules. With the Viking Mariners you can lean to sail on the Rover Orwell, or if you would rather enjoy a more relaxing experience, join them on board one of their sailing yachts, power crafts or barges for a full or half day's sailing experience.
Take in the exhilarating sea air and the excitement of a new challenge. Kitesurfing
is the perfect sport for our magnificent Suffolk beaches
, particularly those which are uncrowded such as Pakefield, Kessingland, Southwold, Walberswick and Aldeburgh.Contrary to popular belief, this sport is not just for the young and strong. Nearly everyone can take part and give kiting a go. Although a reasonable amount of fitness and flexibility are required it is more important to be able to develop the ability of good kite control techniques.Kitesurfing can be extremely dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing and the worst accidents occur when people try to teach themselves. A qualified instructor will guide you through all aspects of kite flying from the beginning, providing all the necessary equipment and training to keep you safe along the way.
Did you get a new camera for Christmas? If so, join one of the photography days run by Wild Adventures Under Suffolk's Skies and learn how to take the perfect wildlife snap. Their tutors will be on hand to guide you to photography top spots, as well as offer help and guidance on how to improve your skills.Of course you can just head outside, top photography spots include, RSPB Minsmere Kessingland Beach
, Shingle Street
andCarlton and Oulton Marshes
We don’t all have to be budding Susan Boyles to enjoy singing, so why not try exercising your vocals somewhere other than the shower? Apparently, there are more choirs in the UK today than fish and chip shops – singing is uplifting and great food for the soul, fun, fat-free and a great way to make new friends.Beccles
both have their own Community Choirs which promote health and wellbeing, so if you're new year's resolution was to take up a new hobby and relax a bit more, then one of these choirs is your you!
Home to RSPB Minsmere
and RSPB Havergate Island plus award-winning nature reserves, and as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
, there really is no better place to take up birdwatching in the UK. RSPB Minsmere run lots of sessions for beginners and often invite experts along to advise budding twitchers what equipment they should purchase. If you head there during Spring, you may even be caught on camera as BBC Springwatch broadcasts live!
Cycling and Walking
We miss so much of our beautiful Suffolk scenery travelling by car or bus. Make a promise to yourself to take a long walk or get the bicycle out a couple of times a month and discover new areas of our lovely county. Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB and Adnams have put together these walking and cycling routes, so all you need now is a flask of tea to take along with you!
The Suffolk Coast is the perfect place for embarking on a new adventure, whether it’s an active pursuit or something more serene. We’ve come up with a few ideas for inspiration…