1999 Orford Ness

Orford Ness is a wild and remote area of the Suffolk Coast, acquired by the National Trust with an earlier grant from NHMF. It is the largest vegetated shingle spit in Europe and contains a variety of habitats, including shingle, brackish lagoon, salt marsh, mudflat and grazing marsh. The Ness supports a significant number of rare species and plant communities, and is an important location for breeding and passage birds. The NHMF grant of £38,890 has helped fund a comprehensive survey of subsequent management of the land as a nature reserve.