We are pleased to announce the beautiful Raystede, a centre for animal welfare, will be our main stop off point on the run.
Raystede has been rescuing animals for over 60 years. Many animals that come to Raystede have been abandoned and mistreated but they aim to give them a new beginning and a chance to find love and happiness. The core mission is to work together to give animals a better life. This is not only by rehoming animals, but also by providing a life-long home, sanctuary and ongoing care for those that desperately need it. The 43-acre site is home to exotic birds, tortoises, horses, dogs, cats, rabbits and many more. They also have a wildlife hospital and an area consisting of two lakes that provide a safe place for wild animals to survive.
Raystede strive for the highest standards of animal welfare and ensure all the animals are kept in the best conditions possible and given professional attention every day.
Raystede care for over 2000 animals a year and this number is increasing. It costs over £6000 a day to run the centre but they receive no government funding, relying entirely on donations generously given by people that support the ongoing work for animals.
Guests are welcome to visit everyday 10am – 4pm Entry by donation. You can walk around the site and meet some of the animals. There is a charity shop, dog-friendly cafe and pet goods are available to buy in reception.