"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.
Haughley, set in the valleys of the Gipping and Wetherden streams, provides a host of walking opportunities in the heart of Suffolk's rolling countryside.
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.
Digging For Victory!
Digging for Victory is a wonderful short film celebrating a year in the life of Capel St Mary allotments. The film was premiered at Ipswich Film Theatre earlier this year and will be featured in the Costa Rica International Film Festival this June. To obtain a copy click HERE
This Treasured Suffolk Walk is an atmospheric mix of archaeology, history and scenery. The walk explores the area between Mendham and Metfield, revealing its past and telling many intriguing stories. The walk takes you from the earthworks of Mendham Priory to the tiny gem of the Church of Mary Magdalene and leads you across the marshes of the Waveney Valley to the cultivated fields of the Withersdale plateau.
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