5 stunning summer walks in Suffolk

Reflections on the River Waveney in Beccles, Suffolk

Reflections on the River Waveney in Beccles, Suffolk - Credit: Nick Rowland / Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Suffolk is bursting with beauty in the spring and early summer and to help you make the most of it, we've got five great walks to try. 


The Angles Way

The Angles Way stretches all the way from Great Yarmouth to Thetford, a total of 93 miles. As such the path is best tackled in bite-sized chunks and one of the prettiest segments for a summertime stroll has to be from Bungay to Beccles, as you follow the Waveveny you will feel the romantic charm of the Suffolk countryside wash over you.

Bungay to Beccles walk: www.greatbritishlife.co.uk/things-to-do/walks/angles-way-walk


Orwell Estuary Circular

Dramatic remains of trees can be found along the Orwell Estuary

Dramatic remains of trees can be found along the Orwell Estuary - Credit: Nick Saltmarsh Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

This circular walk is great for an afternoon stroll as your start/end point is The Ship Inn, so you could go after a hearty pub lunch or use the promise of a cold beer and something scrumptious to eat as fuel to get you walking. The scenery is rather delightful as you'll take in the coast, undisturbed countryside and Levington.

Walk details: www.alltrails.com/trail/suffolk/the-ship-inn-and-orwell-estuary-walk


Lavenham Walk

While Lavenham village is certainly a beautiful place, there's also so much countryside around it to explore, so use the village to refuel before or after your walk and head out to explore what makes this corner of Suffolk so special.

Walk details: www.greatbritishlife.co.uk/suffolk-walk-lavenham


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Bures and the Dedham Vale

Take a peak at the mighty Bures Dragon 

Take a peak at the mighty Bures Dragon - Credit: Granpic / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

This 11-mile walk or perhaps trek would be more appropriate is not for the faint-hearted, it takes 5 hours to complete fully but any who tackle it will be richly awarded with beautiful scenery and a magical day out in solitude or with a trusty companion (dog or human, it's your choice) by your side.

Walk details: www.greatbritishlife.co.uk/things-to-do/walks/bures-dedham-vale-walk


The Warrener's Walk

The Warreners Walk is a historic woodland walk near Mildenhall that is packed with charm and is sure to be a favourite, especially for dog owners.

Walk details: www.greatbritishlife.co.uk/things-to-do/walks/the-warreners-walk-mildenhall


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