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


The recent tidal surge and storms have affected access along coastal public rights of way, including sections of the Suffolk Coast Path, the Stour and Orwell Walk and the Sandlings Walk.

For the latest information please click HERE.

"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.

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 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

Waveney Valley Walk - Somerleyton

Waveney Valley Walk - Somerleyton

This walk starts and finishes in the picturesque village of Somerleyton. Somerleyton is named after a peace loving Viking, Sumarlithi, who arrived in the 10th century.

This walk starts in Somerleyton, skirts the Somerleyton Hall estate, visits the village of Lound and follows the Angles Way along the Waveney Valley back into Somerleyton.

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