Sutton Hoo Pinewood Walk (Blue Walk)

Walking trail

This hauntingly beautiful estate, with far-reaching views over the River Deben, is home to one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time. Explore the surrounding landscape of the site with a walk through the woods; keep an eye out for ferocious beasts straight from the legends!

Suitable for active families. Unsuitable for buggies and/or wheelchairs.

Woodland path through green ferns at Sutton Hoo

Map

Sutton Hoo map of the Pinewood Walk (Blue Walk)

Start:

Sutton Hoo reception and car park, grid ref: TM288487

1

Out of Reception head forwards, to the right of the Exhibition centre and follow the path past the carpark and the overflow carpark. Enter the woods and stay on the path, past the gate. Watch out for dragons!

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Path through the trees at Sutton Hoo

2

Keep heading through the woodland, descending down a short flight of steps before the path veers slightly round to the left. Keep forward until reaching a road.

Children at Sutton Hoo with dragon statue

3

Turning left, follow the road with Chestnut Walk to your left. The road goes up a gentle incline and then turns to the left again, with an open field on your right and fully revealing the river Deben with Woodbridge on the opposite bank. Continue down gently downhill, still following the road until you reach a footpath on your left.

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Views over the river Deben along the Blue walk at Sutton Hoo

4

Upon reaching a fork, with the road continuing off to the right, and a footpath on the left, take the footpath and head up a gentle incline, back towards the visitor centre. Tranmer House will now be visible at the top of the ridge on your right.

Path up the winding valley to the Visitor's Centre at Sutton Hoo

5

Upon reaching the top of the hill you reach the Visitor Centre and café where you started your walk.

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Sutton Hoo Exhibition Centre with Visitor Centre to the left.

End:

Sutton Hoo reception and car park, grid ref: TM288487

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Sutton Hoo Pinewood Walk (Blue Walk)

Terrain

Circular route following public footpaths and woodland paths; roots underfoot. Gradual gradients in places. Dogs welcome on leads.

Sutton Hoo Pinewood Walk (Blue Walk)

Contact us

Telephone: 01394 389700

 

Email: suttonhoo@nationaltrust.org.uk

Sutton Hoo Pinewood Walk (Blue Walk)

How to get here

Address
Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 3DJ
By train

Melton Station 1.25 miles (2km); Woodbridge Station 3 miles (4.8km)

By road

On B1083, Melton to Bawdsey. Follow signs from A12 north of Woodbridge

By foot

1.25 miles (2km) from Melton

By bus

First 63/4/5, Ipswich to Framlingham (passing Melton Rail Stn)

By bicycle

1.25 miles (2km) from Melton

Sutton Hoo Pinewood Walk (Blue Walk)

Facilities and access

  • Licensed restaurant in visitor centre
  • Toilets in visitor centre and outside for walkers
  • National Trust gift shop and second-hand bookshop
  • All dogs welcome on site however please keep them on leads at all times
  • Baby-changing and feeding facilities
  • Children's activities and dress up available
  • Pushchairs and baby back-carriers admitted
  • Children's play area outside
  • Two single-seater PMVs available to borrow from Reception - booking is essential