River View Walk (circular green walk)

Walking trail

Head out on the new River View walking trail across parts of the estate not previously open. With stunning views across the River Deben towards Woodbridge, this new walk will be your chance to indulge in some peaceful exploration, finding your new favourite view.

Suitable for active families. Not suitable for buggies or pushchairs. Not suitable for wheelchairs.

River View Walk at Sutton Hoo



Sutton Hoo reception and car park, grid ref: TM288487


Next to the outdoor seating area (behind the 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.

River View Walk Step 1


Proceed through the gate into Browns Planting and you will see a sign ahead directing you to turn right for Pinewood Walk and left for River View walk. Turn left and enjoy a peaceful walk through the woods looking for glimpses of the river to your right.

River View Walk Step 2


You will come to a fork in the path. Keep right and you will walk out onto a flat clearing with river views. To the right hand side of the clearing is a picnic area where you can rest and enjoy the scenery.

Sutton Hoo River View step 3


To continue the walk bear left (if facing the river) and the track will take you down the valley. Continue across the vehicle access at the bottom of the valley and up through the woods on the other side.

Sutton Hoo River View step 4


Look out for a clearing with a bench offering perfect views across the river towards Woodbridge.

Sutton Hoo River View step 5


Continue along the track through the woods and you will start to catch a glimpse of Tranmer House to your left before emerging into the valley.

Sutton Hoo River View step 6


Proceed up the track and you will arrive outside the Kings River Café (currently closed) or turn right for Keepers’ Café and a well-deserved piece of cake!

Sutton Hoo River View step 7


Sutton Hoo reception and car park, grid ref: TM288487

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River View Walk (circular green walk)


Walk running through peaceful woodland and pathways. Some short, steep slopes.

River View Walk (circular green walk)

Contact us

Telephone: 01394 389700

Email: suttonhoo@nationaltrust.org.uk

River View Walk (circular green walk)

How to get here

King's River Cafe, 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

River View Walk (circular green 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