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Saturday, August 13, 2016
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.

Wander through rural High Suffolk

Monday, January 4, 2016
Hepworth walk, Bill Baldry

Bill Baldry finds plenty to enjoy in the open fields and large skies, even on a short winter’s day

Sudbourne walk, Boxing day, Richard Tyson

Richard Tyson explores forests and fields, managing to avoid too much mud

A crisp winter morning at Sutton Hoo.
 Suffolk has some fantastic walking country

Want to slim down and get healthier in the New Year? Forget trendy workouts and pricey gym membership - according to research, you’re better off going for a walk. And what better time to start than now, during the Ramblers’ annual Festival of Winter Walks? Sheena Grant reports

Lackford walk, Chris Barker

Chris Barker follows a route with a varied landscape

Blaxhall and Stone Common walk, Richard Tyson

Richard Tyson explores the village of Blaxhall

Gestingthorpe walk, Lotte Sherman

Lotte Sherman tackles a challenging but rewarding quadrangle of paths

bill baldry walk knettishall november 7

You can walk a long way from Knettishall Heath on long distance paths – the Peddars Way goes to North Norfolk for 46 miles, the Icknield Way runs south for 105 miles to Buckinghamshire and the 92-mile long Angles Way from Great Yarmouth to Thetford runs east-west through the area. We will settle for five miles mainly through the varying habitat of the heath.

shingle street walk, richard tyson, oct 31

Richard Tyson enjoys some bracing sea air on this walk, which starts at the fortifications from both world wars at the end of East Lane.
It then follows the recently-improved coastal path towards lonely Shingle Street. Continue via Alderton then return to the coast using marked footpaths.

Out of the firing line in Friday Woods

Monday, October 26, 2015
Friday Woods walk

Lotte Sherman follows a route with military connections 
– and lots of pretty scenery

Framsden walk, bill baldry, october 10

Bill Baldry walks through one of Suffolk’s finest parklands – the delightful surroundings of Helmingham Hall.

House in the clouds, Thorpeness

Richard Tyson explores beaches and heaths around Thorpeness and Aldringham Common

Walking in Whatfield

Bill Baldry returns to an easy-walking rural route that former EADT walks correspondent Cyril Francis described in 2008.

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