Alde Valley walk near Beversham MillThe East Suffolk Lines pass through some of East Anglia's most picturesque countryside. Gently rolling hills and valleys, historic market towns, quaint villages, undisturbed ancient woodlands, tidal estuaries, and coastal heathland are all part of the landscape. For those keen on exploring these unspoilt areas of East Suffolk, there are a series of more than twenty walks that take you places you can only see on foot.

Most of the walks connect stations between Lowestoft, Ipswich, and Felixstowe; you can easily take one or more of the walks and take the train back, and vice versa. Alternate walks start at the rail station with a return trip possible to the starting station by bus.


Walks Booklet 2018 Edition

East Suffolk Line Walks Waymarker

The East Suffolk Line Walks booklet contains detailed maps and diagrams, the time you can expect to complete each walk, landmarks, the scenery along the way and places to stop for refreshments. All the walks are way-marked with the East Suffolk Line Walks logo.

A new edition of the booklet was printed in June 2018 and is available from most public buildings in Suffolk such as tourist information centres and libraries.

To order a booklet send SASE £1.50 to:

East Suffolk Line Walks Booklet
Lowestoft Station
Denmark Rd
Lowestoft NR32 2EG

A flip-the-pages online-version is available as is a downloadable PDF version. Alternatively, click on one of the walks above for a downloadable PDF of that individual walk.

East Suffolk Line Walks booklet

Ramblers Association

For more information on walking and rambling across Suffolk, see the Discover Suffolk website, the county's official guide to the countryside. See the Ramblers Association for walking routes across the county and across the country. 

Long Distance Walkers Association

For longer routes the Long Distance Walkers Association brings together people with the common interest of walking long distances in rural, mountainous or moorland areas.

Guided Walks programme for 2018

East Suffolk Line Guided Walks

2018 Guided Walks along the East Suffolk Line and Felixstowe Line 


Sunday 30 September (time TBA)

Brampton station to Beccles station - 6.75 miles

Saturday 13 October  (time TBA)

Saxmundham station to Aldeburgh - 9.5 miles

All are walks are FREE, No need  to book - just show up on the day

The following is advice if you plan to join our guided walks:

  • Wear stout, comfortable footwear and have waterproofs if wet.
  • Bring light refreshments (especially drink), a snack, or lunch for brief stops along the way.
  • Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be on a lead.
  • Check train times before setting out check National Rail Enquiries on the web or call 03457 48 49 50. You can also keep up-to-date with the National Rail Enquiries App for your smartphone.
  • No insurance cover is provided - all come at your own risk.