Walking in Suffolk
Take a stroll through Suffolk and you could be stepping back in time. At Sutton Hoo you can trace the footsteps of Anglo-Saxons, while routes around Flatford take in the landscapes and buildings that inspired 18th-century artist John Constable. A multi-use trail at Ickworth is fully accessible and weaves through woodland, or try Dunwich Heath for coastal heathland and sea views.
Explore the Stour Valley and Dedham Vale, captured on canvas by artist John Constable, on this relaxing walk with short and long options.
Follow the pink trail to take in the best views of the heath, with the main body of the heather flowering between late July and September. Along the trail keep an eye out for our main bird species, the Dartford Warbler, or Red deer roaming the heath, and look to the skies for the musical Skylark singing overhead.
Enjoy a peaceful walk through woodland and heathland and discover spectacular views of the River Orwell on this tranquil walk at Pin Mill, near Ipswich.
A short walk through woodland, mudflats and upper estuarine ecosystems in this unique corner of the Suffolk coast.
Explore the woodlands, fields and river of this hauntingly beautiful estate, with far-reaching views over the River Deben. Moderate, 3 miles.
Explore the estate surrounding the Anglo-Saxon royal burial site at Sutton Hoo on the circular River View Walk, which runs through woodland and offers views across the River Deben.
After you arrive by boat, follow the waymarked trails through the internationally rare and protected vegetated shingle, salt-marsh, mud-flats and brackish lagoons.
Discover the Anglo-Saxon burial site, where a 7th-century ship was uncovered, as well as the woodland wildlife that surrounds the ancient site on the circular Sutton Hoo woodland walk.
Follow the route of the old Great Eastern Railway from Long Melford to Lavenham and look out for a wide variety of birds and even deer if you are lucky, in their natural habitat.
Enjoy an exhilarating walk from Long Melford through Sudbury's famed water meadows, passing old watermills before ending at Gainsborough's House and then his statue in Sudbury Market Place.
Take in the splendour of the ancient former hunting park of Melford Hall, and the impressive 15th-century Holy Trinity church, on this scenic walk around the estate.
Spot rare butterflies and countryside views worthy of Constable, as you explore the woodland community project and an old railway line trail around Lavenham.
A short circular walk through some of the woodlands around Ickworth. If you have the energy when you walk along the Trim Trail try your hand on various fitness objects, ranging from pole climbing to ladder walks and leap frog.
Explore this charming hamlet that was the inspiration for some of John Constable's most famous paintings. For those that need a little assistance, you can hire a wheelchair, personal mobility vehicle or buggy.
At Ickworth there's loose gravel paths around the gardens and an all-weather path that will take you into the parkland. You can hire a buggy service that runs to and from the car park in the main season, and there are five mobility vehicles available to hire.
Discover Sutton Hoo's Royal Burial Ground, and its varied history, on a circular half-mile trail, for personal mobility vehicles, wheelchairs and pushchairs.