The Suffolk Coast
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New Year - New Experience on The Suffolk Coast

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. 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…

Sailing

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.

Kitesurfing

1176160_1412324732318713_319661843_nTake 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.

Photography

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.

Singing

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 and Bungay 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!

Birdwatching

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

Cycling-on-the-Coast-credit-Adrian-GreenWe 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!

Things to see and do


RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

Westleton

Discover nature together on the beautiful Suffolk coast. Wander among the wetlands and woods, potter along the beach, and pause to watch some amazing wildlife. Explore the Wild Zone with the family, then sample some delicious home-cooked, locally-sourced food in the cafe.

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Wild Days Conservation - Suffolk Coast Holidays

Wild Days Conservation - Suffolk Coast Holidays

A new initiative in 2016 to run wildlife conservation and research holidays on the Suffolk coast, one of Britain's most beautiful places. These are holidays that people will enjoy, even when they're working hard and possibly getting muddy into the bargain!

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Angels & Pinnacles (Suffolk churches)

Angels & Pinnacles (Suffolk churches)

Angels and Pinnacles helps you discover Suffolk’s magnificent medieval churches, among the finest in Europe.

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Beaches

Beaches

Whether you’re in search of a great family day out, a birdwatching haven, or trip back in time, the beaches along the Suffolk Coast will provide you with a memorable day out whatever the time of year.

In the winter, Suffolk's beaches take on a whole new persona; with windswept dunes, crashing waves, and bracing winds, they are the perfect place to blow away the cobwebs, stroll hand in hand with your loved one, or enjoy a solitary dog walk.


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events


Masterclasses: Singing Britten

Masterclasses: Singing Britten

Snape | Mon 07th - Thu 10th Mar 2016

Come and observe a stellar cast of tutors, all veterans of Britten’s song repertoire, who will lead a small, select group of emerging artists in this intensive week of coaching at Snape Maltings, Suffolk

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National Nestbox Week: make a nestbox

National Nestbox Week: make a nestbox

Westleton | Mon 15th - Fri 19th Feb 2016

Bring the family along to RSPB Minsmere, Suffolk and enjoy making your own nestbox.

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The Suffolk Walking Festival 2017

The Suffolk Walking Festival 2017

Woodbridge | Sat 13th May - Sun 04th Jun 2017

Save the date for this fantastic walking festival, with a large programme of guided walks across Suffolk from the 13th May - 4th June 2017.

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Hare Photography Day<br> on RSPB Havergate Island

Hare Photography Day
on RSPB Havergate Island

Orford | Sun 27th Mar 2016

Head to Havergate Island, Suffolk for a unique photography experience on Easter Sunday, 27th March 2016

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Photography Taster Day<br> on RSPB Havergate Island

Photography Taster Day
on RSPB Havergate Island

Orford | Mon 28th Mar 2016

Come along to Havergate Island, Suffolk for a fantastic photography experience on Easter Monday, 28th March 2016

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Birdwatching for beginners - RSPB Minsmere

Birdwatching for beginners - RSPB Minsmere

Westleton |

Head to RSPB Minsmere, Suffolk to learn how to identify some of the fantastic species of birds which can be found on the reserve in January 2016

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