by John | Mar 22, 2016 |

Wild Days - Suffolk Coast Conservation Holidays


The AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is excited to bring conservation holidays to the Suffolk coast, working with East Anglian small business Wild Days Conservation.

"These are holidays that people will enjoy, even when they're working hard and possibly getting muddy into the bargain! Three holidays are being run, in early May, September and October, and each will introduce people to a wide-ranging programme: surveying animals, checking nest boxes, and generally helping out with conservation jobs in this beautiful part of the UK".

"It's a real backstage experience where you meet passionate experts and learn to contribute fully to their work in your holiday time," says Kathy Gill, Wild Days.

In September guests will be based close to Orford Castle and can enjoy the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival and visit local food producers. There will be the opportunity to survey the shingle bank at Orford Ness and the RSPB’s Havergate Island reserve.

The development of these new Wild Days Conservation – Suffolk Coast Holidays have been funded by the Coastal Communities Fund and is part of a wider ‘Volunteer Tourism’ project to help both local volunteers and visitors to pass on their passion for the Suffolk coast.

"We are delighted to be working with Wild Days Conservation to offer this unique range of volunteering conservation holidays which not only showcases our beautiful Suffolk coast but also carries out some very valuable work to help its varied wildlife," said Cathy Smith from Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For further information on conservation holidays, do visit their website.

Castle House, Orford provides the perfect base for your conservation holiday.

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