October can be a glorious month to take a refreshing break in the countryside and coastal area of north-east Suffolk. Golden gorse plus the blaze of autumn leaves as trees prepare for winter, all under a wide blue sky, make for memorable days.

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Blythweb - Your guide to tourism and business around North East Suffolk

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Holly Tree Cottage, Self Catering Accommodation

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Our clickable location maps show lots of Self Catering cottages and bed and breakfasts places around the Blyth Valley. Some locations are in beautiful Suffolk countryside and some in villages or a town setting. There are detailed maps for Southwold and Walberswick which are both on the Suffolk Heritage Coast.

What’s On – In October the annual Halesworth Arts Festival takes place 7th-22nd. As days shorten there are increasing numbers of indoor events such as lectures and talks, quizzes (13th,14th), films at The Cut in Halesworth and at Southwold's Electric Picture Palace, plus archive film showings at Southwold (20th).

Those who relish the fresh autumnal air can enjoy outdoor delights at RSPB Minsmere, or maybe just take time to walk along the beach. Lots of other events taking place, so take a look.

Blythburgh Church
Blythburgh History Notes

Read a fascinating report of the intricate history of the local village of Blythburgh, famed for its large church often referred to as the "Cathedral of the Marshes", on the river Blyth between the village of Wenhaston and coastal town of Southwold.

This, plus other Blythweb Reports can be found on our Featured Reports page.

Spring Dawn Chorus
Bickers Heath Wenhaston

May is a wonderful time in Suffolk and the morning serenade from the birds especially so!

You can download a six minute MP3 of the Dawn Chorus recorded in the middle of Wenhaston at 4:30am on 6th of May.

Listen to the Dawn Chorus (1mb).

Some Favourite Websites For October 2017:

AvocetSelf-catering three-bedroomed detached family house in quiet area with views to Southwold

Detached house in own gardens facing Southwold over the creek that divides Southwold from Reydon. Views to lighthouse, water towers, church. Parking. WiFi. One well-behaved dog considered.

Stoneware BirdsLife-sized handmade and unique British birds, now available to buy online.

A charming unique gift or a treat for oneself. See the website to know how each one is made. Now available to buy online. Each bird is an individual creation, varying in choice from the perky wren to the plump bullfinch together with other well-loved British birds. Which will you choose?

Green Haven Holidays - Wheelwrights CottageWonderfully rural ecologically and economically friendly cottage for two

Set in the heart of the village of Rumburgh, close to the Suffolk Heritage Coast, Wheelwright’s Cottage makes an ideal holiday retreat for two or three people. The light and airy open plan cottage is the old wheelwright’s workshop and is renovated to an excellent standard, retaining many of the original features, including beams and oak flooring.

The PenthouseSpacious self-catering penthouse apartment for six in Walberswick

Super views to Southwold from the Penthouse. Close to Walberswick's harbour and beach. Parking for one car plus lockable storage for bicycles, pushchairs etc. Friday to Friday bookings. Sorry, pets not accepted.

23 North ParadeLarge sea-front house at Southwold with private parking for up to four cars

With six bedrooms this traditional family house sleeps up to twelve plus a cot. Parking for four cars. Panoramic sea views from the front of the house, including from the first floor sitting room. Back garden with barbecue. WiFi. Up to two dogs accepted for extra charge.