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Monday, December 26, 2016
Christchurch Park, Ipswich

After the over-indulgence of Christmas, you may fancy donning some warm clothes and boots and heading out for a refreshing walk with the family. Here are five places in Suffolk where you can enjoy a festive family walk.

Richard Tyson walks in Woodbridge

The days are getting short now and some paths can be muddy so this week I am writing a shorter walk which I have been taking for a long time, writes Richard Tyson.

Some of the views around Sweffling

Richard Tyson enjoys a three-mile walk around the village of Sweffling.

All Saints Church, Hawstead

Chris Barker has a glimpse of a fascinating heritage project taking shape in west Suffolk with the latest in our weekly walks.

Botesdale walk, Bill Baldry, Oct 8 eadt

Bill Baldry finds some fascinating peculiarities on a north Suffolk stroll starting at Botesdale Chapel-of-Ease, an attractive 15th Century building with an engraved Latin inscription.

The Leather Bottle at Pleshey

Pleshey is well known for its motte-and-bailey and is a popular walking area, writes walker Lotte Sherman.

River Waveney Sculpture Trail. Photo: Andrew Atterwill

The River Waveney Sculpture Trail is open. We take a wander down the riverbank to see what’s in store.

Ramsholt - Richard Tyson

Many readers will have seen pictures of the ancient Ramsholt church, which overlooks a stretch of the lower Deben, and perhaps used the riverside path towards the north.

Caroline Angus with A Pig's Year Of It at Endeavour House

Dressed for both a summer stroll and a winter hike, A Pig’s Year Of It arrived outside Suffolk County Council’s Endeavour House at exactly the right time.

A walk through Bildeston and the neighbouring mid Suffolk villages

Bildeston is a large busy village with two pubs, a hotel and a substantial church set on the hill half a mile from the village centre, writes walker Bill Baldry.

Walkers and cyclists enjoyed the stunning scenery on the Orwell Walk last year

With less than a week until the 40th Orwell Walk on Sunday, organisers the Ipswich East Rotary Club have received more than double last year’s registration numbers.

Bill Baldry, Alton Water walk, EADT May 21

Bill Baldry enjoys the sights and sounds of Alton Water as he wanders through the woods north of Alton Water reservoir.

The walk is ideal for a bright early summer day

Richard Tyson explores footpaths between the villages of Wenhaston and Bramfield.

Dog walking

Weather for the weekend is looking chilly but fair so why not head out for a stroll with your canine friend and enjoy some Suffolk pub hospitality while you’re there.

A wlak through Badingham

Richard Tyson explores an area of Suffolk peppered with small hills.

The views in Mid Suffolk

Ordnance Survey use a chevron symbol (>) on maps to indicate a steep road of between one in seven (14%) and one in five (20%), writes Bill Baldry.

Finishing the 60-mile Suffolk Coastal Path challenge last year

2016 is the year of walking in Suffolk, and this spring’s Suffolk Walking Festival is already gathering momentum for its launch, organisers say.

Leiston abbey and common walk, richard tyson

This week’s walk (mostly on grassy or sandy paths) visits two interesting places near Leiston, writes Richard Tyson.

Long Melford

Lottie Sherman explores a fascinating area straddling the county border of Suffolk and Essex.

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