Sutton Hoo Pinewood Walk (blue circular 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.


Sutton Hoo map of the Pinewood Walk (Blue Walk)


Sutton Hoo reception and car park, grid ref: TM288487


Next to the outdoor seating area (behind the King's River Café) there is a gate entrance into Garden Field. In Garden Field turn right and follow the edge of the field passing the overflow carpark on your right. Straight ahead you will see a gate entrance into the woods.

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Path through the trees at Sutton Hoo


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


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


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 courtyard, toilets and outdoor seating area. 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


Sutton Hoo reception and car park, grid ref: TM288487

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Sutton Hoo Pinewood Walk (blue circular walk)


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

Sutton Hoo Pinewood Walk (blue circular walk)

Contact us

Telephone: 01394 389700



Sutton Hoo Pinewood Walk (blue circular walk)

How to get here

King's River Café, 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 circular walk)

Facilities and access

  • Food and drink: Keepers' Café
  • Parking: visitor car park
  • Toilets: walkers toilets open
  • All dogs welcome on site however please keep them on leads at all times