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.

A women walking through the heathland at Dunwich Heath

Dunwich Heath Gorse walk at Dunwich Heath and Beach, Suffolk

This great circular walk takes you around the boundary of our whole estate, with coastal views, tracts of heather, areas of woodland, expanses of grassland - and everything in between, not to mention the gorse.

Walks at Dunwich Heath

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.

Walking trail at Flatford in Constable Country

Walking in the footsteps of Constable

This Flatford and Constable walking trail is featured on ITV's Britiain's Favourite Walks: Top 100. This is a moderate, 4 to 7 mile walk that explores 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.

View of the path in the Albana Woods at Ickworth

Ickworth Albana walk nr Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

The Trim Trail is a walk perhaps for those with more energy to spare.

View from Lownde Wood Ickworth

Ickworth History walk, Ickworth Park, Horringer, 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.

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 visiting 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, visiting Kyson Hill and Woodbridge on the way.

Lavenham Guildhall

Lavenham 'Crooked Houses' walk, Lavenham, 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 Guildhall front in market square in the sunshine

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.

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.

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.


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.

A typical view of Suffolk countryside behind Long Melford church in Suffolk

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.

Sheep in foreground with Melford Hall in background

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.

Melford Hall picture taken from Banqueting House

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

River View Walk at Sutton Hoo

River View Walk (circular green walk)

Running through tranquil woodland, this walk offers up stunning views of the River Deben. Moderate, 0.8 miles.

Discover walking trails at Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo Pinewood Walk (blue circular walk)

Explore the wider estate of Sutton Hoo with this woodland walk, taking in stunning views across the river Deben. Easy, 1.1 miles