River Ore

River Ore

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River Licensing Information

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The River Ore is the name given to the final 7 miles of the River Alde in Suffolk, as it approaches Orford, before it joins the North Sea.

It is a relatively short river to paddle. But, there is an abundance of things to see along this stretch of river.

The National Trust now own the lower reaches which are mainly marshland, shingle or sand beaches. Take note before you paddle about where you can land and launch as most of this section is a nature reserve.

River Ore Wildlife and Facts

You can see Ness’s brown, or European, hare along the Ore. Also, Chinese water deer, marsh harriers, and even peregrine falcons are known to frequent the area.

And a little trivia for you. Before the National Trust owned this land, it was a secret military base. The British military tested radar here during the cold war.