Walking in Suffolk

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No trip to Suffolk would be complete without a chance to walk in the footsteps of one of our greatest landscape artists, John Constable, and see the views that inspired him then that still exist today. From idyllic countryside, colourful heathland and miles of coastline, what better way to experience the area than on foot?

Here are some walks for you to download before you visit.

Dunwich, Mount Pleasant Farm & Greyfriars Monastery (5 miles)
Dunwich Heath offers you a true sense of being at one with nature.

Dunwich gorse walk (2.4 miles)
This walk will take you around the perimeter of Dunwich Heath.

Flatford and Constable Country walk (4 or 7 miles)
Explore the picturesque Stour Valley and Dedham Vale, made famous by the paintings of 18th-century England’s foremost landscape artist.

Ickworth Albana and Trim Trail walk (2.5 miles)
Walk through woodland and if you have the energy then take a detour to the Trim Trail.

Ickworth blue walk (4 miles)
A circular parkland walk passing the family church.

Ickworth garden tree trail (500 yards)
A gentle walk around the garden to the rear of Ickworth.

Ickworth history walk (2.3 miles)
With its history traced back to Domesday, Ickworth park has quite the story to tell.

Ickworth Italianate garden walk (650 yards)
The Italianate Garden is now known to be the earliest of its style.

Ickworth long circular walk(6 miles)
A long circular walk passing various areas of interest including those that are a haven for wildlife.

Ickworth monument walk (5.8 miles)
A long circular walk heading towards the monument at the southern end of the park.

Ickworth off the beaten track walk(5 miles)
This trail takes you to areas away from the main visitor route. The remote areas and ancient woodland provides likely spots for deer sightings while closer to the house, you pass the walled garden and church.

Ickworth pink walk (6.75 miles)
A long circular walk taking in most of the perimeter of the estate. 

Ickworth south pleasure grounds walk(4 miles)
With its gently rising ground, it offers some magnificent views of the Rotunda and the rest of the parkland.

Ickworth walled garden and canal walk (1.8 miles)
A circular walk taking you to the Ickworth vineyard, canal lake, which is a haven for wildlife, and walled garden.

Kyson Hill walk (2.25 miles)
A special corner of coastal Suffolk that has been a favourite destination for walkers for generations of Woodbridge folk.

Lavenham's crooked house walk(1 mile)
Perfect for families, spot hidden charachters and patterns around the village.

Lavenham's woodland walk (2.75 miles)
We invite you to walk through Dyehouse Field Wood, a peaceful woodland thriving with wildlife.

Lavenham to Melford railway walk (4.5 miles)
Melford to Lavenham railway walk (4.5 miles)
Follow the old railway line and discover two well preserved 'wool' towns

Melford - Escape to the Country (6 miles)
Enjoy typical Suffolk countryside views surrounding Melford Hall.

Melford park walk (1 mile)
A picturesque walk in a former hunting park.

Melford to Sudbury three mills walk(5.5 miles)
Follow the old railway line, and the mills along its route.

Melford - Windmill Hill walk (3.75 miles)
Take in the Suffolk countryside with spectacular views of Long Melford church and Melford Hall, willing you to return.

Pin Mill - nature's autumn harvest walk (2 miles)
Savour the spectacular views of the River Orwell on this seasonal ramble at Pin Mill, near Ipswich.

Sutton Hoo short walk (2 miles)
Walk around the ancient burial mounds and discover the incredible story of the ship burial of an Anglo-Saxon king and his treasured possessions.

Sutton Hoo long walk (3 miles)
This hauntingly beautiful estate, with far-reaching views over the River Deben, is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time.