An historic part of Suffolk has been recognised as one of the best places to enjoy the great outdoors.

In a list composed by the Press Association (PA), which supplies news to the national newspapers, Dunwich was among the "best British walks and hikes to put a spring in your step".

The report focuessed on routes where rambles could go "walking through fields of wildflowers, strolling on the edge of wave-crashed cliffs or winding along quiet lanes".

Highlighting Dunwich as one of the six best spots in the country, PA said: "Birdsong provides a soundtrack to the seasons, reaching its crescendo in the spring breeding season.

"Identify some of the key performers on an early morning walk with the National Trust through Dunwich Heath, an area of big skies and fields carpeted in sunshine-yellow heather.

"Leaving at 6.30am to catch the dawn chorus, a ranger guides groups along a trail, stopping to identify different winged species and native plants.

"A 90-minute walk including a bacon sandwich or vegetarian breakfast costs £14 for adults and £8 for children, with departures on April 5 and 19."

East Anglian Daily Times: The king room at the Westleton CrownThe king room at the Westleton Crown (Image: Archant)

Visitors from afar were recommended to book a room at the nearby Westleton Crown.