Sutton Hoo, 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 River View Walk map


Sutton Hoo reception and car park, grid ref: TM288487


After arranging your site admission, head towards the café building. Next to the outdoor seating area behind the café there is a gate entrance into Garden Field. Go through the gate, turn right and follow the edge of the field, passing the overflow car park on your right. Sometimes there are sheep grazing here, so please shut the gates after you.

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


At a fork in the path, keep right and you will come to a clearing in the woods with a picnic area on the right, where you can rest and enjoy the scenery.

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Sutton Hoo River View step 3


Take the path immediately to the left of the picnic area (facing the river) and the track will take you down the valley. Continue across the vehicle access track 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 on the right, which offers perfect views across the river towards Woodbridge.

Bench overlooking the River Deben


Continue along the path through the woods and you will catch a glimpse of Tranmer House to your left, before descending to the track in the valley.

Descending from the woodland into the valley


Turn left onto the track and up an incline to the courtyard.

Ascending the valley towards the courtyard


Sutton Hoo reception and car park, grid ref: TM288487

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Sutton Hoo, River View Walk (circular green walk)


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

Sutton Hoo, River View Walk (circular green walk)

Contact us

Telephone: 01394 389700


Sutton Hoo, 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

Sutton Hoo, River View Walk (circular green walk)

Facilities and access

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