The Southwold area abounds with wildlife, including Konik ponies, a breed originating from Poland. They live on local nature reserves and in reedbeds where their grazing benefits management. This extremely hardy breed thrives where others cannot.

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[ Website ] Informative village-run website for the coastal village of Walberswick, reached by the B1387 from the A12 near Blythburgh or by ferry or foot-bridge from Southwold. Well worth a visit.
[ Website ] An ongoing project by Southwold Railway Trust at Blyth Road, Southwold IP18 6AZ on land close to the site of Southwold Satation. Features include railway, engine shed, museum, visitor centre, refreshments, shop and nature reserve. Parking for Blue Badge holders. Come along to an Open Day to find out more.
[ Website ] A collection of walks varying in length which link rail stations along the East Suffolk Line (Ipswich to Lowestoft). For the more ambitious rambler, join these up to total a 70-mile trail.
[ Website ] Dunwich Museum is a history experience for all the family, telling the true story of the city of Dunwich being lost to the sea.
[ Website ] The Cut has been created from an old maltings building, close to the centre of Halesworth, and is now the home of New Cut Arts. A wide variety of theatre, concerts, performance arts and more takes place all year round. Handily located for train and bus services. Tickets can be booked online.
[ Website ] Established 1894, for yachts under sail-power only (no motorised craft). Regattas take place at the Southwold Model Yacht Pond (opposite Pier).
[ Website ] 650 acre site jointly owned by Suffolk Wildlife Trust and RSPB. On the coast between Walberswick and Dunwich. Grid ref TM480720.
[ Website ] A wide range of top class golf facilities, including pay-and-play, tuition, shop etc. Golfers of all abilities welcome. Restaurant open seven days a week.
[ Website ] On B1117 at Walpole near Halesworth. With the appearance of a Suffolk farmhouse (albeit one with gravestones outside!) Walpole Chapel is Listed Grade II* and has great character. Historic interior with wonderful serene atmosphere. Now in the care of the Historic Chapels Trust. See website for opening times and details of events held here.
[ Website ] Grid ref TM476788. Ancient woodland in the care of Suffolk Wildlife Trust, off B1126 (Southwold to Wangford road). Can be muddy underfoot. Limited parking.
[ Website ] Unspoilt Southwold is well worth a visit at any time of year. Independent shops, tea rooms and weekly market. Stroll along the beach or maybe visit the Harbour and catch the ferry across the Blyth to visit Walberswick.
[ Website ] The Halesworth Art Gallery Association (founded 1966) occupies part of the lovely historic almshouses building in Steeple End, standing alongside St.Mary's Church. Exhibitions. Art for Sale.
[ Website ] Grid ref TM470770. Suffolk Wildlife Trust Reserve, created over 20 years ago. Car park, information board and trail to bird hide, just off A1095 (the road linking Southwold to A12 north of Blythburgh). You may see marsh harriers or the wild ponies!
[ Website ] Walberswick is a coastal village community within walking distance of Southwold via the bridge over the River Blyth at the Harbour, or sit back and take the ferry. The longer route is by road via Blythburgh/A12. Two pubs, beach, acres of Common and footpaths. Informative website, including panoramic views from the top of St.Andrew's Church tower.
[ Website ] Community Open Space and Heritage Area. Largest UK Millennium Green! Features in the longer circular walk on this Halesworth website. Work party volunteers welcome!
[ Website ] The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds works for wildlife as well as birds. This page details Minsmere reserve opening times, plus lots of additional information. Admission charged to non-members. Shop. Tea room. Events. Free car park. Located on the coast south of Dunwich, near Westleton.
[ Website ] Southwold Museum Website.
[ Website ] Thorington Theatre is an open air theatre seating an audience of approximately 350 people. Thorington Theatre aims to be as eclectic and inclusive as possible; productions range from those of local youth theatre groups to national touring companies, and from Shakespearian classics to folksy musicals.There will be a ticket hut and wooden bar serving local wines, beers and juices, and there is wheelchair access. The venue has easy access from the A12, and there is a field for car parking.

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Some Favourite Websites For September 2021:

Waveney WholesaleSuppliers of toys, novelties, giftware, china, housewares, pet items, beach goods and so much more

Established Halesworth-based suppliers with over 3000 lines stocked. On-line ordering or call and collect.

Golden Light EssencesA Gift of Transformation

Golden Light Essences comprise a range of flower and vibrational essences. These flower essences have been created to help us to understand and transform the negative beliefs we have about ourselves, and our world.

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?

Lighthouse ViewSuperb Southwold self-catering cottage for four

Lighthouse View in Southwold is a comfortable and welcoming holiday cottage sleeping four in two bedrooms. This early-Victorian cottage is in the very heart of this attractive coastal town and the front door it is just yards from the promenade and sea.

Logs Logs LogsFamily Firm delivering kiln dried logs to Norfolk and Suffolk, including Norwich, Diss and Woodbridge

Logs available in tipper loads and bulk bags for wood burning stoves, open fires and pizza ovens. In addition supplying firewood in bulk bags to Essex, Cambridgeshire, London and beyond.