A festive and seasonal image for December. The days may be short but the lights are on and the local shopkeepers are keen to help you find that perfect present. Come and explore the independent shops at Halesworth and Southwold. Merry Christmas!

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[ Website ] The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds works for wildlife as well as birds. This page details reserve opening times, admission charges and contact information. Shop and tea room open to the public. Free car park. Located on the coast south of Dunwich,near Westleton. Grid Ref: TM474672.
[ Website ] A collection of walks varying in length which link rail stations along the East Suffolk Line (Ipswich to Lowestoft).
[ Website ] The Halesworth Art Gallery Association (founded 1966) occupies part of the lovely almshouses building in Steeple End by St.Mary's Church. Exhibitions. Art for Sale.
[ 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 ] 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 ] A wide range of top class golf facilities, including pay-and-play, shop etc. Halesworth Golf Club welcomes golfers of all abilities to their lovely 190-acre site.
[ 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 ] 650 acre site jointly owned by Suffolk Wildlife Trust and RSPB. On the coast between Walberswick and Dunwich. Grid ref TM480720.
[ Website ] Dunwich Museum is the perfect history experience for all the family. It tells the amazing story of a city lost to the sea. The museum also provides a research database for scholars and students.
[ Website ] Grid ref TM470770. Suffolk Wildlife Trust Reserve. Information board and car park just off A1095 (the road linking Southwold to A12 by Blythburgh). You may see the wild ponies!
[ Website ] Southwold Museum Website.
[ Website ] Unspoilt Southwold is well worth a visit at any time of year. Stroll along the beach or maybe from the Harbour experience a sea blast trip on Coastal Voyager and view Suffolk from the sea before taking the ferry across the Blyth to visit Walberswick.
[ 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 ] These take place at the Southwold Model Yacht Pond (opposite Pier).
[ 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!

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Some Favourite Websites For December 2018:

Hetty’s Little Copy ShopA wide range of printing services - including 3D - plus passport photos and more

The Little Copy Shop is in Thoroughfare, Halesworth, and offers all sorts of useful services involving printing, laminating, scanning, binding and copying plus various photographic services including passport photos.

Victoria CottageCentrally-located Southwold Cottage for Two, plus up to two dogs at no extra charge

Just minutes from Southwold's seafront, High Street, pubs and pier, this Victorian cottage has views of Southwold's iconic lighthouse from the upstairs day room and the charming rear courtyard. WiFi. Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome. Summer weeks and flexible breaks available.

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?

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.

Valley FarmA large family farmhouse in Walberswick

A Grade II listed farmhouse for up to 11, plus 2 cots, with amazing views across the marshes to the sea.