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 at Dunwich Heath and Beach, Suffolk

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 and Beach, Mount Pleasant farm walk, Suffolk

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.

Another view of Flatford

Flatford and Constable Country walk, East Bergholt, Suffolk

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.

Two dog walkers in the parkland at Ickworth

Ickworth Albana walk nr Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

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

View from Lownde Wood Ickworth

Ickworth History walk, near Bury. St. Edmunds, Suffolk

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.

Dig for Victory land on the Ickworth Estate

Ickworth Northern Estate walk, near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

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

The inscription shown on the Monument at Ickworth presened by the people of Derry in memory of the 'Earl' Bishop.

Ickworth Monument walk, near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

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.

One of the magnificent views to be found when walking on the Ickworth Estate

Ickworth Off the beaten track walk, near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

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

View of Ickworth Rotunda from Stumpery/Spring Garden area.

Ickworth South Pleasure Grounds walk, near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

Walk around the South Pleasure Grounds in old Ickworth Park.

Spring flowers in bloom in front of Ickworth's rotunda

Ickworth walled garden and canal walk, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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

View of mudflats along the River Deben near Woodbridge, Suffolk

Kyson Hill, Kyson Point, Marshes, Mudflats and Woodbridge walk, Suffolk

Get some fresh air on this walk along the River Deben among boats, marshes and mudflats and visiting Kyson Hill and Woodbridge on the way.

Sample of a Lavenham Crooked House

Lavenham crooked houses walk, Sudbury, Suffolk

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.

Lavenham Station in the 1950's

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.

View of the Lavenham Woodland Project seating area

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.

Melford Hall picture taken from Banqueting House

Melford Hall to Lavenham railway walk, Long Melford, Suffolk

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.

Clovers

Melford Hall to Sudbury Three Mills walk, Long Melford, Suffolk

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

Holy Trinity church in Long Melford

Melford Hall escape to the country circular walk, Long Melford, Suffolk

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, Long Melford, Suffolk

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 Hall Windmill Hill walk, Long Melford, Suffolk

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 near Ipswich Suffolk

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, near Woodbridge, Suffolk

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

Sutton Hoo landscape and house in the mist

Sutton Hoo long walk, near Woodbridge, Suffolk

Explore the gardens, woodland and river bank around our special place as you stretch your legs on this walk. Moderate, 3 miles.