Ickworth's new multi-use trail

Two boys and a man about to go cycling

The National Trust has completed and opened a new all-weather, multi-use trail at Ickworth giving visitors the opportunity to get active and discover the wider parkland and abundant wildlife that calls it home.

Officially opened in March 2020, the route at Ickworth offers a new 9.4km circular safe off-road route through the beautiful historic parkland. It has improved existing paths and opened up areas of the estate that in the past have been enjoyed only by those able to handle the rough ground. Ickworth is one of ten National Trust properties chosen to build new cycle paths to encourage visitors to enjoy different activities. The all-weather surface also means more people can explore the estate whatever the season.

" At the National Trust we’re passionate about getting people outdoors and closer to nature. We have had great feedback from visitors using the trail so far. Our aim is to make access to the outdoors as easy as possible and for people to feel comfortable about heading off into the countryside. "
- Tim Watson, General Manager

Officially named the Monument trail the 9.6km trail starts from the car park and gives you fantastic views of the entire estate, capturing the beauty of 1800 acres of rolling parkland and ancient woodland. If you'd prefer a slightly shorter route the trail does split off into a leisurely 4km route called the River Linnett trail. Pick up a map from the welcome team on arrival.

Explore Ickworth's walled garden during the autumn months
A view of the walled garden from across the Fairy Lake at Ickworth
Explore Ickworth's walled garden during the autumn months

Latest updates

06 Jan 20

Run for our Roof

Taking part on our new trail, you'll see stunning views of the parkland on either our 10km or 5km runs. Join us on 14 March for a 10km Sponsored run, perfect for keen runners who love to support a great cause. 10km a bit far? Join us on 15 March for our 5km Sponsored Family fun run, where you can run, walk, cycle, scoot or skip your way round. It’s a perfect way to get the whole family involved and you can fundraise together.

23 Sep 19

Construction completed

The multi-use trail has now been completed and visitors are able to go on the paths. Signage and an official launch will happen in March 2020.

10 Aug 19

Multi-use trail update

The multi-use trail is nearing completion and all paths are open, however we ask that visitors use the trail at it's own risk, as it needs time to settle.