With winter behind us, it's the perfect time to get outside with our pets.

Thankfully, Suffolk is the ideal county to live in for dog owners, with wonderful walks never too far away.

Here are just seven great off-lead for you to try...

Dunwich Heath Woof Walk

East Anglian Daily Times: Dunwich HeathDunwich Heath (Image: Newsquest)

Spanning two miles, the Dunwich Heath Woof Walk is the dedicated off-lead trail at the National Trust site.

Dogs can roam free on this walk without the fear of disturbing the wildlife.

Rendlesham Forest UFO trail

East Anglian Daily Times: Rendlesham ForestRendlesham Forest (Image: Newsquest)

This circular route through Rendlesham Forest is popular with alien enthusiasts and dog-walkers alike.

It's a very popular trail so might get busy at times, but when it is quiet, it's a great place for dogs to run free and explore.

Covehithe Beach

East Anglian Daily Times: Covehithe BeachCovehithe Beach (Image: Archant)

Dogs love the seaside just as much as their owners do, which is why Covehithe Beach has become so popular for dog walkers.

Dogs are allowed on the beach throughout the year, just remember to pick up any mess they leave behind.

Knettishall Heath Pine Trail

East Anglian Daily Times: Knettishall HeathKnettishall Heath (Image: Newsquest)

On the pine trail, dogs are allowed off lead throughout the year.

The walk is three miles long and should take about 90 minutes to complete, giving your four-legged friends a well-earned adventure.

Hadleigh Railway Walk

East Anglian Daily Times: Hadleigh railway walkHadleigh railway walk (Image: Newsquest)

Starting at the old station, take a leisurely stroll with your dog along this section of disused railway track.

Popular with ramblers, cyclists and horse riders, dogs are more than welcome to explore this 7.2km path off-lead.

Hardwick Heath, Bury St Edmunds

East Anglian Daily Times: Hardwick HeathHardwick Heath (Image: Newsquest)

This 55-acre park features a mix of wide, open fields and wooded, pathed routes.

It's the perfect spot for dogs who like to chase a ball while not being too far out from Bury St Edmunds town centre.

Thetford Forest

East Anglian Daily Times: Thetford ForestThetford Forest (Image: Sonya Duncan)

Stretching for 18,730 acres, Thetford Forest is the largest lowland pine forest in Britain, with plenty of routes for your dog to explore leadless, as long as they are under control.

Brandon Country Park is a good place to start your walk from.