May is Bluebell time. In abundance, as in this local wood, they give an attractive and distinctive aroma. Lovely long days this month, so come and explore north-east Suffolk's coast and countryside.

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Holly Tree Cottage
Holly Tree Cottage, Self Catering Accommodation

View our Blythweb Self Catering Custom Search facility.

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 - The varied events in May include lunchtime recitals (2nd, 11th) and afternoon recitals and concerts (1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th) as well as evening events of live music and performance. The 2022 Southwold Model Yacht Regattas start on 30th, and the Electric Picture Palace Spring season commences on 18th, on the 20th anniversary of opening - see The Blythweb Featured Report on the 2002 Opening.

If you have a local community event planned in the coming 12 months you can share it with us.

The Blythweb Calendar freely publicises local events taking place around Southwold and the Blyth Valley which are open to the public and held in support of local charities, organisations and good causes, as well as other events of interest.

Wenhaston Millennium Map
The Wenhaston Millennium Map

Explore a fantastic presentation of the Wenhaston with Mells Hamlet Millennium Map.

This map was made by the people of Wenhaston and Mells to mark the second Millennium and showing their appreciation of the local environment and its well-being.

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 May 2022:

Southwold Model Yacht RegattasBoating down on Southwold sea front

The Southwold Regattas are held every year on the boating lake by the pier. Events are open to all and new sailors and spectators are very welcome however new sailors should contact the committee before turning up to the event.

Janet TalksJanet is a writer and broadcaster with many years experience

Southwold 'A place to love' has almost 200 pages packed with the stories and histories behind the inscriptions on its colourful beach huts, its many benches and on those small brass plaques on Southwold pier. The stories will both delight and inform.

Chris Pretty MountaineeringRock Climbing/Mountaineering Instructor and International Mountain Leader

Chris aims to give you an experience which ensures you are taught to the highest national standards and to ensure that you actually learn the skills required to rock climb, trek, navigate and otherwise move around the mountainous environment autonomously. The teaching is delivered by an expert team who are tried and tested in both their personal skills and their ability to teach and ensure learning with an emphasis on personal progression.

Hare Lodge Bed and BreakfastAn expansive but affordable pet friendly Bed and Breakfast

Offering four bed and breakfast rooms (two ground floor rooms with ensuite bathrooms, both with king size beds). Two rooms have the added luxury of their own lounge and kitchen with two bedrooms upstairs with views of the gardens. A fresh, delicious and locally sourced breakfast awaits you.

Singtong Neeyom Thai RestaurantDelicious authentic Thai Cuisine

Take a look at Singtong Neeyom Thai Restaurant in the centre of Halesworth, for a range of delicious and skillfully prepared Thai dishes created by their own native Thai, Piek.