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

The holidays are here!  And we have been busy searching the length and breadth of Suffolk to find you loads of great things to do.  Don't miss out - go to our Events page to plan your holiday activities now!

On 18 June Suffolk County Council launched it’s first cycling strategy with the aim of helping us all enjoy the benefits of cycling. Discover Suffolk has lots of cycling information to help you make the most of your bikes in Suffolk, also check out the new 'Cycling' category on our Events page.

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.

NEW
Hopton cum Knettishall - Three Beautiful Circular Walks.
Explore the delightful landscape around Hopton with 3 walks from 2-8 miles long.

Enjoy Suffolk's Quiet Lanes
'Quiet Lanes Suffolk' is a pilot project that aims to preserve the rural nature of Suffolk’s lanes for all to enjoy. Quiet Lanes are minor rural roads on which all users, large and small, on wheels or legs, respect each other. To find out more about the pilot project and see where the Quiet Lanes are, CLICK HERE

Angels and Pinnacles
Discover Suffolk's magnificent medieval heritage around Eye, Framlingham, Southwold, Clare 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. 

Route of the Month

Stour Valley Path

Stour Valley Path


A picturesque route along the valley of the river Stour, which flows through one of Suffolks two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Stour flows through a chalky valley with willow, poplar and water meadows, countryside made famous by of two of Englands most famous painters, John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough.

A guide to this walk is available to purchase from the Dedham Vale AONB and Stour Valley Project.

This route is shown on the following Ordnance Survey Maps
OS Landranger: 154, 155, 168, & 169
OS Explorer: 184, 195, 196, 197, 210, & 226

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