Long Distance Walks

Suffolk contains a number of long distance paths. 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. 

The Mid Suffolk Footpath  Over 20 miles of walking through the gentle Suffolk countryside. It links Hoxne in the north of the county with Stowmarket in the south 

Details of 3 long distance paths within the Suffolk Coastal and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - the Suffolk Coast Path, the Stour and Orwell Walk and the Sandlings Walk can be found in Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Walks

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

You can also download the Waveney Valley Walks - Circular Walks along the Angles Way which contains 8 short circular walks using sections of the long distance path

The Angles Way is a 92 mile walk along the Waveney Valley between the broads at Lowestoft and and the Brecks at Thetford. Described as one of the best waterside walks in England. For details of how to obtain The Ramblers' guide to the Angles Way please email pdjames@ntlworld.com

Crossing six counties, the Icknield Way is a 170 mile route linking the Peddars Way National trail in Suffolk with the Ridgeway National Trail in in Buckinghamshire, which in turns links with the Wessex Ridgeway

The Sandlings Walk is a 60 mile walk between the eastern fringes of Ipswich and Southwold, linking the remaining fragments of beautiful Sandlings Heath

The Suffolk Coast Path is a 50 mile walk from Felixstowe to Lowestoft in easy stages, linking up with the Stour and Orwell Walk. The path takes you through some of the most characteristic landscapes of the AONB

Bury to Clare Walk  enjoy this 19 mile walk which starts at Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds and heads south passing Somerton, Hawkeden and Stansfield and finishes at Clare Castle Country Park.