In addition to circular walks, the interactive map also shows where the National Trails and Long Distance Paths are. These offer more challenging opportunities for walking and can be enjoyed by completing the full length or by doing circular walks based on shorter sections.
Suffolk contains a number of long distance paths including;
The Mid Suffolk Footpath - over 20 miles of walking through the gentle countryside of Suffolk. It links Hoxne in the north of the county with Stowmarket in the south.
Details of three long distance paths within the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB - the Suffolk Coast Path, the Stour and Orwell Walk and the Sandlings Walk can be found in 'Suffolk Coast and Heaths Walks' which is available through the Suffolk Coast and Heaths website.
The Stour Valley Path, a 60 mile route that follows the valley sides of the River Stour through the beautiful Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire countryside
The Angles Way - an 80 mile walk along the Waveney Valley between the Broads at Lowestoft and The Brecks at Thetford. Described as one of the best waterside walks in Britain. You can obtain The Ramblers' guide to the Angles Way by emailing email@example.com.
You can also download 'Waveney Valley Walks - Circular Walks along the Angles Way' which contains 8 short circular walks using sections of the long distance path.
The Icknield Way extends from Knettishall Heath in Suffolk to Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire and is claimed to be "the oldest road in Britain".
In addition to the walks on Discover Suffolk there are some excellent alternative Suffolk walking websites.
The East Suffolk Line Walksa East Suffolk Line Walks are a great way to explore the eastern side of the county using the rail network. A series of 13 walks links each railway station between Ipswich and Lowestoft.
The Countryside Code is dedicated to helping members of the public respect, protect and enjoy the countryside:
· Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs.
· Leave gates and property as you find them.
· Protect plants and animals and take your litter home.
· Keep dogs under close control.
· Consider other people.
Taking your dog into the countryside
Walking your dog in the countryside is a great way to keep you and your pet healthy and active. You should always keep your dog under control, which in the vicinity of livestock generally means keeping your dog on a lead or easily called to heel.
The Kennel Club has excellent advice on taking your dog into the countryside.
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