The 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 healthland are all part of the landscape. For those keen on exploring these unspoilt areas of East Suffolk there are a series of 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.
The East Suffolk Line Walks booklet contains detailed maps and diagrams, the time you can expect to complete each walk, landmarks and the scenery you can expect to see and places to stop for refreshments. Most of the walks are way-marked with the East Suffolk Line Walks logo.
The latest edition of the booklet is once again free; it is available from Tourist Information Centres, Visitor Information Points, some staffed rail stations, local Suffolk libraries, and outlets along the East Suffolk Line.
A PDF copy is also available for download.
To request a free booklet send an A5 sized stamped addressed envelope with £1.50 postage (UK mainland only) to:
East Suffolk Line Walks
East Suffolk Lines CRP
c/o Lowestoft Central Station
For more information on walking and rambling across Suffolk, see the Discover Suffolk website, the county's official guide to the countryside.
The Long Distance Walkers Association brings together people with the common interest of walking long distances in rural, mountainous or moorland areas.
2017 Guided Walks along the East Suffolk Line and Felixstowe Line
Saturday 20 May - Garden of Suffolk - Saxmundham to Darsham - 6.25 miles - 11am. Free but Booking required as part of the Suffolk Walking Festival. Book at the Suffolk Walking Festival Website NOTE: The Saturday 20 May walk is now FULLY BOOKED.
Saturday 3 June - Trimley to Woodbridge via Newbourne and Martlesham 12 miles - Times to be advised. Free - No need to book
Saturday 22 July - Circular Woodbridge walk - 8 miles - Times to be advised. Free - No need to book
The following is advice if plan to join our guided walks:
Wear stout, comfortable footwear and have waterproofs if wet. Bring light refreshments (especially drink) for brief stops along the way. Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be on a lead. To check train times before setting out check National Rail Enquiries on the web or call 08457 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.