Walking in Snape

Published: Wednesday 4th Nov 2015

Suffolk is a great place to enjoy countryside walks where those participating can take in the countryside air and discover various species of birds along the way. The Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty speaks for itself – it truly is one of the finest landscapes.

Snape in Suffolk is a desired location for walking, cycling and much more, with the Snape Maltings complex appealing to locals and visitors alike. We have listed below a fabulous Snape walk which begins from the Plough and Sail pub (just before Snape Maltings) and concludes at Snape Maltings - a circular walk which is most popular. If you’re visiting Suffolk or are lucky to live in this beautiful county, why not give it a go?

Things You Need To Know

Distance = 2 miles.

Grounds = Fairly flat under foot, part of the route does flow onto a minor public road. There is also one stile.

Pets = If you’re bringing a dog please ensure farm animals and wildlife are not disturbed. Dogs should be kept on a lead.

Weather = Make sure you check the weather conditions before leaving – no one likes a wet walk unless we have to!

Finally = Enjoy!

Begin Your Walk

From the Plough and Sail pub at Snape Maltings cross the Snape Bridge and then turn right onto the grass embankment with the River Alde on your right. This walk follows the north bank of the river until it reaches Snape Warren.

Here you need to turn left, following a path through the wood for approximately 275 yards, before turning left again. Continue through the marshland to the village of Snape.

You will eventually reach the crossroads in the village. Here you need to turn left and follow the road which will take you back to Snape Maltings.

If you're thinking of visiting Snape and are looking for accommodation we have a fantastic selection of self-catering holiday cottages in Snape itself. Click here to discover all our Snape holiday cottages which are open for bookings!