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

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

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. Moderate, 5 miles.

Going for a wander at Flatford

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. Moderate, 4 to 7 miles.

Family walking in the parkland at Ickworth

Ickworth Albana walk

A walk perhaps for those with more energy to spare with a diversion on to the Trim Trail

Two trees standing in a field which has been harvested of its crop

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.

View of the path in the Albana Woods at Ickworth

Ickworth Northern Estate walk

Enjoy a walk which will take you past hidden parts of the Ickworth Estate.

The monument presented in memory of the Earl Bishop by the people of Derry

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.

Three people walking through Autumn wood

Ickworth Off the beaten track walk

Get off the beaten track and find areas that most visitors miss on this 2 hour walk taking in some great views of the estate.

View of the driveway up to the Rotunda at Ickworth

Ickworth South Pleasure Grounds walk

Walk around the South Pleasure Grounds in old Ickworth Park.

Ickworth Church and Summer House from Canal Lake

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 Estate Park walk

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

Long Melford Green opposite Melford Hall showing 16c Water Conduit with church in background

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

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 in the misty morning

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.