Discover Suffolk - Walks, Cycle Routes and Countryside Places to Visit in Suffolk

Welcome to Discover Suffolk, Suffolk County Council's official countryside website for walks and cycle routes in Suffolk.

is such an exciting time of year in the countryside.  With these misty mornings we will soon be seeing interesting fungi sprouting up everywhere, why not sign up for a fungus foray?  Or for real excitement look out for red deer rutting at Westleton Heath.  We love to see a starling murmuration one of nature's magical displays.  If you know of a great place to witness any of these please let us know, or if you have photos that you would like to share we would love to see them.

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Sutton Heath

Sutton Heath

Sutton Heath is a patchwork of footpaths and bridleways that pass through avenues and glades of trees. There is a spacious and atmospheric feel to the site during the winter months and a dappled and colourful display during the spring and summer.

Work over the next few years will encourage traditional species, such as oak and chestnut and the wildlife they will bring, will ensure the heath is always worth a return visit.

Sutton Heath also has a fenced dog exercise area, where you can let your dog off-lead.

By foot, the site can be reached by following the long distance path, The Sandlings Walk.

The nearest train station and bus stop is in Melton, next to Woodbridge, which is just over 3 miles (5 km) from the site. Visit for more details.

By car, the site is off the B1083, and there is free car parking.

Open: all year
OS Explorer Map: 197

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