Suffolk Coast Greeters offer a friendly face in a new place. Whether you are moving into Suffolk, visiting for the first time, or want to experience the outstanding landscapes of the Suffolk Coast in a new way our growing network of volunteer Greeters could help.
There are Greeters who are interested in churches, wildlife, nature, history, buildings, food and drink, photography, poetry, art and much more. They would love to meet you and show you some of their favourite spots.
A two hour circular walk and talk works best – often followed up by other information from questions you have asked or from interests that have come to light in the chatting.
You can try to book at any time – but be aware that the more notice you give the easier it will be to find some one who is free. As with all interesting people, the volunteers are often busy.
The Suffolk Coast Greeters programme is part of the Global Greeters Network, which was introduced in New York City in 1992 with the Big Apple Greeters. This network has grown to over 120 destinations worldwide since and the Suffolk Coast Greeters are the fourth UK destination with this fantastic and free offer. The Suffolk Coast Greeters are kindly hosted by the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB and Suffolk Coastal District Council and the programme received start up funding from the UK's Coastal Communities Fund.
The Suffolk Coast Greeters team is very much looking forward to meeting and welcoming you on the stunning Suffolk coast!
Meet the Greeters:
Adam is Chairman of Suffolk National Trust Volunteers, a Coast and Estuaries Warden for Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Network Services Specialist. He combines his clear passion for the natural environment and his genuine interest in people in his Greets. He is keen to welcome visitors from all around the world to #thesuffolkcoast, focusing on Felixstowe.
Angela has a passion for Suffolk, is a keen photographer and having worked in the tourism sector since 2008 is always looking to help visitors make the most of our wonderful county. Her Greets are lively, packed with snippets of interest and a great way to gain an introduction to #thesuffolkcoast. She is particularly keen to show people around Framlingham, Orford or Woodbridge but can also cover other areas given enough notice.
Debbie combines a love of cats, playparks, poetry, environmental action and a broad appreciation of nature and the shaping of land and use of natural resources and strolling around in the outdoors in her Greets. She is happy to introduce you to her adopted home of Felixstowe.
Helen is the Felixstowe Change Director, leading the Felixstowe Forward initiative to develop a collective approach to tackling the town’s key challenges and opportunities to improve the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of Felixstowe. Her love of Felixstowe and knowledge developed through her job make her an ideal person to welcome visitors. She is friendly, chatty, calm and approachable, with good connections. If you are a first time, or even a repeat visitor to Felixstowe you will benefit from her knowledge.
A keen local historian, cyclist and walker Suzanne offers the visitor fascinating walks and talks around Framlingham, Thorpeness, Dunwich and Woodbridge. Having lived in Suffolk most of her life her chatter is rich with personal anecdotes and experiences from her varied career as librarian, food retailer, cook and more besides. You can be sure of her commitment to making your visit memorable and entertaining.
Suffolk Coast Greeters