Walking in the East of England
No trip to the East of England would be complete without a chance to explore the fens and witness the stunning nature that the area has to offer - and the best way is on foot. Here are some walks for you to download before you visit.
Walking in Bedfordshire:
- Dunstable Downs countryside walk (6.5 miles) Discover diverse wildlife, Iron Age hill forts and burial mounds.
- Dunstable Five Knolls wildlife and heritage walk (1.9 miles) The chalk downs are home to a rich variety of birds, insects and plants.
- Dunstable Downs winter walk (6.5 miles) Step outside this winter and enjoy this exhilarating walk across Dunstable Downs.
- Dunstable jewelled trail (2 miles) Follow the coloured jewelled waymarkers on this pleasant route which forms a loop at the top of Dunstable Downs.
- Dunstable - walking in the steps of history giants (4.5 miles) Discover how people from prehistoric times to the recent past have lived in this unique landscape at Dunstable Downs.
- Dunstable - walking in the steps of wooden giants (4.5 miles) Visit Dunstable Downs and discover more about the uniquely designed Tree Cathedral.
- Whipsnade and Dunstable Downs (4.5 miles) A walk that takes in stunning views from Dunstable Downs, as well as tracking a route along part of the ancient Icknield Way.
- Woodland and willows walk at Willington (2.4 miles) Explore the new Bedford River Valley Park.
Walking in Cambridgeshire:
- Beyond Anglesey Abbey (4.6 miles) Explore the footpaths beyond Anglesey Abbey, taking in Lode Mill and the winding fenland waterways.
- Houghton Meadows (1.75 miles) A short walk past the remains of the old Huntingdon branch line viaduct.
- Huntingdon and Godmanchester (8 miles) Head off through a watery landscape in search of lost mills in the Ouse Valley.
- Octavia Hill Wisbech heritage walk (2 miles) A stroll around Wisbech, where our founder, Octavia Hill, was born.
- St. Ives and The Hemingfords (5 miles) Cross the water meadows to uncover the past glories of a market town.
- Wimpole - Cobbs Wood farm walk (3.2 miles) Explore Wimpole's farmland and learn more about this working estate.
- Wimpole - Folly and woodland belt walk (3 miles) Discover the rich history of Wimpole Estate, from the remains of medieval farming to lavish Georgian landscapes.
- Wicken Fen ghost walk (2.75 miles) Explore a fragment of wilderness that once covered East Anglia on an eerie ghost walk.
- Wicken Fen Octavia Hill walk (6 miles) Discover an area that meets with our founder, Octavia Hill's aspirations of a space for people and wildlife.
- Wicken Fen autumn colour walk (1 mile) A short walk around Wicken's ancient Sedge Fen taking in the rich russet autumn colours and amazing fenland sunsets.
- Wicken Fen summer star gazing (0.5 miles) With its dark skies, Wicken Fen offers a great place to view the night sky.
- Wicken Fen wildlife walk (2.7 miles) Look out for wildlife at our oldest nature reserve.
Walking in Hertfordshire:
- Ivinghoe Hills butterfly walk (2 miles) Enjoy a walk that reveals many of the butterflies known in the area.
- Wheathampstead to Shaw's Corner circular walk (7.6 miles) A circular walk through the glorious Hertfordshire countryside, following in the footsteps of the playwright George Bernard Shaw.
Walking in Essex:
- Blakes Wood to Lingwood Common (2.5 miles) One of three walks linking Danbury and Lingwood Commons, and Blakes Wood.
- Coggeshall Grange Barn and Paycocke's circular walk (3 miles) This pleasant circular country walk takes you via the Essex Way and along the River Blackwater.
- Danbury Common to Lingwood (1.5 miles) One of three walks linking Danbury and Lingwood Commons, and Blakes Wood.
- Hatfield - Flitch Way and Forest walk (3.5 miles) No other forest on Earth evokes the atmosphere of a medieval hunting forest so completely as Hatfield Forest.
- Hatfield - Forest walk (1.7 miles) Discover Hatfield Forest and what makes it a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
- Hatfield - Golden boots walk (3.4 miles) 300 million buttercups are sure to turn your boots yellow in May and June.
- Hatfield - Takeley to Wall Wood walk (9.5 miles) A circular walk that includes the old Bishop Stortford to Braintree railway line.
- Hatfield - Tree walk (1.75 miles) An easily accessible trail around Hatfield Forest if you don’t want to get your feet muddy.
- Lingwood Common to Blakes Wood (3.5 miles) One of three walks linking Danbury and Lingwood Commons, and Blakes Wood.
- Paycocke's - Tudor Coggeshall walk (2.5 miles) Discover what Coggeshall may have been like in Tudor times.
Walking in Norfolk
- Blakeney to Stiffkey coastal wildlife walk (4 miles) Enjoy Norfolk’s vast open landscape and big skies on this lovely walk along the coast path beside pristine saltmarsh.
- Blakeney Point coastal walk to Lifeboat House (7 miles) This walk follows Blakeney Point’s 4 mile long shingle spit to the sand dunes, near the Lifeboat House.
- Brancaster Staithe wildlife walk (3.75 miles) Wander through Brancaster Staithe and enjoy the beautiful sights of the coast and its wildlife.
- Blickling estate walk (4.5 miles) Explore Blickling park and some of it's unusual points of interest.
- Blickling lake walk (1.8 miles) A tranquil walk around Blickling Park and lake.
- Blickling mausoleum walk (1.8 miles) Enjoy a historical walk around part of Blickling Park.
- Felbrigg, church, lake and icehouse walk (2.6 miles) A varied circular walk passing a church, lake, icehouse and a variety of interesting trees.
- Great Yarmouth heritage trail (1 mile) Welcome to the historic seaside resort of Great Yarmouth, where you can discover its rich maritime heritage.
- Horsey Windpump and estate walk (4.5 miles) Experience the Broadland landscape and wealth of wildlife of the Horsey Estate.
- Oxburgh garden walk (0.5 miles) This easy walk takes you around the formal grounds of the hall.
- Oxborough to Caldecote Farm circular walk (3 miles) Explore the lanes and countryside that surrounds Oxburgh Hall.
- Oxborough to Gooderstone heritage walk (3.5 miles) A rural walk taking in some of Breckland's nationally protected farmland.
- Sheringham Park - Repton's walk (2 miles) With stunning sea views and countryside vistas, visit in May or June to see a sea of colour.
- Sheringham woodland and coastal walk (7 miles) A wonderfully varied walk through parkland, fields, woods, and along the cliff edge by the sea.
- West Runton circular walk (2.5 miles) Explore the beautiful West Runton and Beeston Regis heaths and woodlands.
Walking in Suffolk
- Dunwich, Mnt. Pleasant farm & Greyfriars monastery (5 miles) Dunwich Heath offers you peace and quiet and 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 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's off the beaten track walk (5 miles) The remote areas and ancient woodland provides likely spots for deer sightings.
- Ickworth pink walk (6.75 miles) A long circular walk taking in most of the perimeter of the estate.
- 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 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) Follow the old GER Lavenham to Long Melford railway line.
- 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 - Sudbury three mills walk (5.5 miles) Follow the old railway line, passing three mills en 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.