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Gallery: Canoeing along the River Waveney, a beer at The Nutshell or a bracing walking at Felixstowe Ferry - are these among the top 50 things to do in Suffolk?

10:51 24 January 2014

The House in the Clouds at Thorpeness

The House in the Clouds at Thorpeness

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What a fantastic response! We asked you to tell us your favourite things to do in Suffolk – and we’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by your brilliant replies!


#50thingsinsuffolk - your tweets

Bryn Griffiths

The coast & Constable country are superb but #50thingsinsuffolk must not miss the @TheBrecksBNG in the west!

Suffolk Days

Shingle Street beach - desolate and perfect for a brisk walk or a walk through Dunwich Forest

Russell Cook

My home town of Felixstowe still draws me for bracing walk along fantastic promenade stretching from Ferry to Manor End

Dolphin Inn

#50thingsinsuffolk rowing on the meare in Thorpeness

Tony Butler

Benhall circular walk, via Glemham and the Alde Valley

Caroline Page

A walk around Woodbridge

Helen Scrivener

Anywhere along the River Deben between Woodbridge & Melton - so beautiful

Steve Butterworth

A trip from Walberswick to Southwold via the human powered ferry!

River Waveney Trust

A walk or canoe trip along the glorious River Waveney as it meanders through

Emma Jell

A pint in the smallest pub in Britain - The Nutshell in Bury St Edmunds

Julia Wakelam

The walk round the Leg of Mutton field

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Bradfield Woods in the spring...nightingales, orchids, butterflies,’s magical!

We’ve joined forces with the Mark Murphy show on BBC Radio Suffolk to try to identify the 50 top things to do in our beautiful county. Yesterday was the first day we asked for your responses – and the floodgates really opened!

You’ve told us about everything from well-known activities like crabbing at Walberswick, and boating at Dedham, to less high-profile things like the circular walk at Benhall, near Saxmundham, or simply having a pint in Britain’s smallest pub, the Nutshell at Bury St. Edmunds.

It’s beginning to dawn on us that narrowing the list down to only 50 might be too tough, so we may well end up with a top 100. Even whittling it down to that will be quite a challenge!

Mark Murphy, whose idea this was, said: “I’m delighted with the number and quality of suggestions for things to do in Suffolk. It’s great that people both here in the county and further afield clearly love Suffolk. We’ve had suggestions from Suffolk ex pats in other parts of the country and the world. Most of them mention a pint of Adnams!

“People have been asking me about my favourite things to do. I think personally Southwold pier should be on the list. I think one of the most amazing things is the little brass plaques that adorn the handrails with personal messages left by people who love it as much as I do. I think everyone should take time out to read them and challenge you not to have a tear in your eye.” Please keep your great ideas coming. We’re compiling them all – and we look forward to the tough task of judging!

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  • A lot depends on the price of the beer!

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    John Shirley

    Saturday, January 25, 2014

  • Will a visit to Portman Rd make the top 100? Not if pragmatic Mick has his way.

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    Ray Bidwolf

    Friday, January 24, 2014

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