Discover Suffolk - Cycle and Walking Tracks
Published: Tuesday 21st Feb 2012
Written by: Suffolk Secrets Team
Whether you wish to explore the Suffolk Heritage Coast, the Brecks, the forests at Rendlesham or Dunwich, or go further inland to Constable Country, there is an extensive range of cycle and walking tracks to be found in this rich and diverse county. With over 5,000km of waymarked paths, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, long distance footpaths and national cycle routes, Suffolk offers a wealth of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.
Discover Suffolk is your official guide to Suffolk's countryside. Download over 70 walking guides and discover riverside strolls for all the family to day-long hikes along secluded valleys. Discover all of Suffolk's country parks, nature reserves and picnic sites and find out what is happening in the countryside near you from farmers markets to guided walks.The Discover Suffolk website features a number of interactive maps, helping you to plan your route, whether on foot, bicycle or even horseback! Their website also has details of the annual Suffolk Walking Festival.
Nearer to the coast, the Sandlings area offers a stunning 60-mile walk between the eastern fringes of Ipswich and Southwold, linking the remaining fragments of the beautiful Sandlings Heath, and journeying through the Suffolk Coast and Heath's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Sandlings walk and maps are broken up into smaller stages, travelling through Martlesham, Rendelsham, Dunwich, Walberswick and Southwold. If you are planning to stay in the area, Suffolk Secrets has plenty of holiday accommodation in the Sandlings area. There are also options to hire bikes from companies such as Suffolk Cycle Hire and Byway Bicycles and you can also hire canoes nearby.