Walks

One of the many colour coded sign posts to help navigate the heath © NT

One of the many colour coded sign posts to help navigate the heath

Our walks make us who we are...

At Dunwich Heath we pride ourselves on the quality of our conservation. We offer a breath of fresh air, memorable walks and relaxing sea views. Our 3 main walks cater to everybody, show off amazing scenery, unique wildlife to our region and with a special new children's trail too, its fun for couples, explorers and families alike.

Birch walk

Docwra’s Ditch

A mixture of open heather, wet woodland and open water. Home to our warblers, woodlarks and many more amazing creatures.

Heather walk

Heather and Gorse at Dunwich Heath

A mixture of gorse, heather, pine woodland and grassland. A beautiful array of terrain with the chance to see animals such as red deer and hen harriers.

Gorse walk

Gorse walk

Our great walk that explores our whole home. Includes costal views, tracts of heather, woodlands, grasslands and everything inbetween. Take part in our activities across the whole conservation site.

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How long do the trails take to walk?

  • Birch walk takes 1 hour
  • Heather walk takes 2 hours
  • Gorse walk takes 3+ hours

Did you know?

Dartford warbler

Our secretive and tiny friend the Dartford Warbler unusually doesn't migrate for winter, risking their health if a there is a severe frost. Make sure to listen out for their rattling call.

Geocaches are also found at our smugglers trail © NT

Geocaches are also found at our smugglers trail

For the up and coming explorers..

Our conservation site loves to promote learning. The brand new children's trail aims to educate our up and coming explorers in a fun and exciting way. Not only are there prizes to be won but also activities too - such as treasure hunting, a new bug zone and birdwatching. See our activities page for more.

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