"Last year we trekked in Peru but our walk from Southwold through marshes was just as exciting as we 'got lost' in the reeds and then walked through swamp woods towards open heathland - a lovely piece of wilderness accessible to all" - Mandy Sanders, recent visitor to Suffolk.
Welcome to Discover Suffolk, Suffolk County Council's official countryside website for walks and cycle routes in Suffolk.
From the Brecks to the Sandlings and from the Broads to the estuaries, Suffolk is a county best explored on foot, from a bicycle or on the back of a horse. With over 5,000km of waymarked paths, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, long distance footpaths and national cycle routes, Suffolk offers a wealth of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.
Within this website you will find inspiration on everything from a riverside stroll for all the family to a day long hike along secluded valleys. Download over 70 circular walks, long distance walking trails and cycle routes and discover all of Suffolk's country parks, nature reserves and picnic sites.
The Suffolk Walking Festival
Discover Suffolk in the hands of expert guides!
Tickets are selling fast for the Suffolk Walking Festival but there are still spaces left on some very special walks: Flights of Fancy finds art deco in Ipswich, Textile Walk weaves its way through fields of flax, Stowmarket gets to grips with an Industrious Market Town, the Welly Walk scavenges for nature at the Museum of East Anglia Life, and Fenland Walkabout discovers a fantastic nature reserve.
Angels and Pinnacles
Discover Suffolk's magnificent medieval heritage around Southwold, Eye, Framlingham and Woolpit.
Easy Going Trails (15mb)
Discover 18 very easy to follow routes across Suffolk that get you close to nature in the very heart of the countryside. Designed for all abilities, each walk has been assessed by a wheelchair user. Packs can be posted - simply contact us and let us know how many you would like.
Discover two wonderful walks in the heart of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB.The southern route takes in the grazing marshes and fen of North Warren RSPB reserve, while the northern route visits Aldringham Walks, part of the historic Sandlings heaths, before returning along the Suffolk Coast Path.
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