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Woman walking her dog | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Dunwich Heath Woof Walk

Dunwich Heath's specific dogs off leads trail! Let your dog off the lead on this trail knowing that you and your furry friend can enjoy the walk without disturbing the wildlife.

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: 5

Total steps: 5

Start point

Start the trail just north of the crossing at the entrance to the site. The start point is signposted.

Step 1

Head north, continuing on the path until you meet the public bridleway crossing in front of you. Please be aware there is no gate here so keep your dog close to avoid it running out into the road.

Step 2

Cross the bridleway and continue north following the path, curving round next to the road, and coming out on the track down to Mount Pleasant Heath.

Step 3

Follow the track south, past the farm and houses until your reach the crossroads with the public bridleway.

Step 4

Turn left and follow the path back to just before it comes out on to the road. Please be aware there is no gate here so keep your dog close to avoid it running out into the road.

Step 5

Turn right and follow the path back to where you started.

End point

Where the trail started.

Trail map

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

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