Now in its seventh year, the 2014 Suffolk Walking Festival will take place between 10th May and 1st June. The festival gives you chance to join any number of nearly 80 guided walks which celebrate the diversity of the county.
From the Brecks to the Sandlings and from the Broads to the estuaries, Suffolk is a county best explored on foot. A predominantly agricultural county you’ll find fields enclosed in low hedges, belts of ancient woodland, a coastline of shingle shores plus five estuaries with the associated saltmarsh, mudflats, grazing marshes and reed beds. The guided festival walks offer something for everyone, from long-distance challenges over a number of days to shorter themed walks discovering the history of the region. Visit http://suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk/ for all the details.
While you’re in Suffolk, remember to include some of the iFootpath self-guided walks in your itinerary. We’ve more than 20 walking guides in the county from 2 to 10 miles taking in a wide variety of landscapes. Nine of the routes have recently been created in partnership with Adnams brewery, meaning you’ll find at least one pub along the way where you can enjoy a refreshing pint of Southwold Bitter or Ghost Ship – what more could you want?!
There’s a whole world to discover including:
Kings and Sailors: The Orford Heritage and Pub Trail - Discover a secret world of military testing, an important part of Suffolk Punch horse heritage and Henry II’s statement of power.
The Eel's Foot Minsmere and Dunwich Trail - Discover the ruins of an old monastic church, the saltwater lagoon created as the new home of avocets and some rare lowland heaths.
Keys and Crown: The Snape Heath and River Pub Trail - Discover the village that gave Hogwart's most complex teacher his name, a heath that is home to Exmoor ponies and the maltings that is now home to art and music.
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