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A woman walking along a footpath at Dunwich Heath
A woman walking along a footpath at Dunwich Heath | © Justin Minns

Dunwich Heath orange trail

Follow the orange trail, our longest route at three miles, for a perfect blend of heathland, woodland and grassland, filled with nature for every interest!

Accessing Dunwich Heath

This tranquil heath stands on the Suffolk coast and is open daily for most of the year. For access to this walking trail, you will need to be a National Trust member or pay the car park fee.

Total steps: 4

Total steps: 4

Start point

Start the trail just north of the coastguard cottages, and head north along the footpath.

Step 1

Keep following the trail north, until it curves around to the left and meets the zebra crossing. Cross the road diagonally to the other side and turn right, heading north again.

Step 2

Follow the trail north, ignoring any turnings off, until you are about to meet the road, then follow it as it curves around to the left and emerges onto a farm track.

Step 3

Turn left onto the farm track and follow it south, continuing through the buildings and on until you meet a crossroads of trails.

Step 4

Continue straight on over the crossroads, and straight over the next, heading south through the heath.

End point

The trail finishes just before you reach Heath barn. Head around to the right of the barn for the toilets and continue beyond to the car park and coastguard cottages.

Trail map

The walk map for Dunwich Heath
The walk map for Dunwich Heath | © National Trust

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