Walking in Suffolk

Why not explore Suffolk on foot with one of our downloadable walks? Discover the picturesque villages and coastline that makes this county special.

Heather in bloom on top of the cliffs with the sea below
Fancy a walk through a sea of colour? Justin Minns

Dunwich Heath gorse walk

This great circular walk takes you all the way around the boundary of our whole estate, with coastal views, tracts of heather, areas of woodland, expanses of grassland - and everything in between.

Coastguard cottages surrounded by pink heather in the foreground
Why not discover the wider Heath at Dunwich? Justin Minns

Dunwich Heath Mount Pleasant farm walk

Enjoy a breath of sea air, with gorgeous heathland views of gorse and heather, on this circular route that passes what’s left of the village of Dunwich, and the ruins of a 12th-century monastery.

People standing on the bridge at Flatford
Take a walk from Flatford to Dedham and enjoy Constable's views Arnhel de Serra

Flatford and Constable country walk

Explore the picturesque Stour Valley and Dedham Vale made famous by the 18th-century paintings of John Constable, England’s foremost landscape artist of the time.

Two trees standing in a field which has been harvested of its crop
Walks through the Ickworth Estate offer stunning views all year round National Trust Images / Justin Minns

Ickworth history walk

With its history traced back to Domesday, Ickworth park has quite a story to tell. This walk takes around 1½ hours walking you through Ickworth's long history.

The monument presented in memory of the Earl Bishop by the people of Derry
Explore the edge of the parkland to discover this impressive monument to the Earl Bishop National Trust Images / David Kirkhem

Ickworth Monument walk

Enjoy this 3 hour walk around the estate taking in the monument which was erected in 1817 by the people of Derry as a memorial to Frederick Hervey, the 4th Earl of Bristol.

Ickworth Church and Summer House from Canal Lake
Ickworth Church and Summer House from Canal Lake Michael Graham

Ickworth walled garden and canal walk

The view from the far side of the canal frames the 4th Earl's summerhouse, the church and the Rotunda beautifully. Enjoy this short 1 hour walk for the perfect photo and perhaps a picnic outside the summerhouse.

View from top of Kyson Hill down to the Deben estuary
Kyson Hill is a favourite place for a stroll down to the River Deben Michael Graham

Kyson Hill and Kyson Point walk

Get some fresh air on this short walk at Kyson Hill, a special corner of coastal Suffolk, where you'll find the typical upper estuarine landscape within a very small area.

Family outside Lavenham Guildhall, Suffolk
A family gathers outside the Guildhall to begin their walk National Trust Images / John Miller

Lavenham crooked houses walk

Children over six will love to spot the hidden characters and find the patterns on this easy one-mile walk around Lavenham. Collect your compass from the Guildhall before you start. A £10 deposit applies.

The West Front of Melford Hall, Suffolk
Destination Melford Hall National Trust Images / Rupert Truman

Lavenham to Long Melford railway walk

Walk amid wildflowers, birds and animals along the disused railway line between two medieval ‘wool’ villages, starting at the Guildhall and finishing at Melford Hall, Long Melford.

Brown Argus butterflies in the wood, in Lavenham, Sufolk
Brown Argus butterflies are just one of the types you may find on your walk National Trust Images / Matthew Oates

Lavenham woodland walk

Spot butterflies in Dyehouse Field, also known as the Woodland Project, and lots of bird species along the disused railway line as you follow this circular walk starting at the Guildhall.

Approaching the SSSI on the Railway walk from Long Melford to Lavenham
Approaching the SSSI on the Railway walk from Long Melford to Lavenham Michael Graham

Long Melford to Lavenham railway walk

Follow the route of the old Great Eastern railway line from Long Melford to Lavenham, and see wild flowers, birds and animal wildlife in their natural habitat.

Header Melford to Sudbury Three Mills walk

Long Melford to Sudbury Three Mills walk

Enjoy an exhilarating walk from Long Melford through Sudbury's famed water meadows, passing old water mills before ending at Gainsborough's House in Sudbury.

Holy Trinity church in Long Melford
Holy Trinity church in Long Melford Philip Windsor

Melford Hall escape to the country circular walk

Enjoy views of open fields, gently rolling hills, beautiful vistas, distant churches and clear running brooks on a walk through Suffolk countryside.

A view of Melford Hall from the northeast
Melford Hall viewed from the Park walk Martin Charles

Melford Hall Estate Park walk

Discover the hall and highlights of the estate as you follow this walk around our special place.

Holy Trinity church in Long Melford
Holy Trinity church in Long Melford Philip Windsor

Melford Windmill Hill walk

Take in the Suffolk countryside with hidden gems, dappled shade in the woodland, open fields and the spectacular views.

Autumn leaves
Enjoy natural beauty along the way National Trust Images / John Millar

Pin Mill Natures autumn harvest walk

Discover a peaceful woodland and heathland alive with the colours and fruits of autumn. Take in the tranquility of the wooded foreshore and savour the spectacular views of the River Orwell

Sutton Hoo landscape and house in the mist
Justin Mimms

Sutton Hoo long walk

Explore the gardens, woodland and exhibitions around our special place as you stretch your legs on this walk.

Sutton Hoo landscape in the misty morning
Justin Mimms

Sutton Hoo short walk

Stretch your legs on this short walk around our special place taking in the burial mounds and wildlife in the woods.