Walks in and around Lavenham

Lavenham is blessed with a variety of walks both within the village and further afield in the surrounding countryside. Whether it’s a short stroll around the village or a longer point to point, you’ll most likely find something in the simple routes on this page, that will entertain children and adults alike. Trails of historical discovery, walks in nature, or simply a 30 minute stroll… They’re all here.

Brown Argus butterflies in the wood, in Lavenham, Sufolk

Lavenham woodland walk, near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

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.

Lavenham Guildhall, Suffolk

Lavenham to Long Melford railway walk, near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

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

Lavenham Guildhall

Discover Lavenham's Hidden Secrets

Ready for a new discovery? Lavenham has had a turbulent five hundred years of history; this quintessential Suffolk gem has seen it all, from extreme hardship and poverty to fabulous wealth and even Hollywood glamour.