Walks

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 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.

 

  • Fonnereau Way - Ipswich to Westerfield - 3.5 miles
  • Westerfield Circular Walks - from the station - 2.5, 7.0, and 8.5 miles
  • Fynn Valley Walk - Westerfield to Woodbridge - 10.0 miles
  • Tide Mill Walk - Woodbridge to Melton - 1.5 miles
  • Melton Circular Walk - Melton to Sutton Hoo via Bromeswell - 5.5 miles
  • Deben Valley Walk - Melton to Wickham Market - 5.5 miles
  • Alde Valley Walk - Wickham Market to Saxmundham - 10.5 miles (alternate walk: via Snape Maltings 13.5 miles)
  • Garden of Suffolk Walk - Saxmudham to Darsham - 6.25 miles
  • Yox & Blyth Valleys Walk - Darsham to Halesworth - 9 miles
  • Wolfpack Walk - Halesworth to Brampton - 5 miles
  • Brampton Circular Walks - from the station - 6.25 and 7.5 miles
  • Walk in Adrian Bell Country - Brampton to Beccles - 6.75 miles
  • Angles Way - Beccles to Oulton Broad South - 9.5 miles (alternate walk: Beccles to Bungay)
  • Easterling Walk - Oulton Broad South to Lowestoft - 4 miles
  • Orwell and Trimley Marshes Circular - Trimley station via the marshes - 6 miles
  • Deben & Coast - Trimley to Felixstowe - 6 to 10 miles (several alternative routes)
  • Sailors' Path - Samundham to the Coast at Aldebrugh - 9.5 miles
  • Halesworth - Blythburgh and Southwold - 10.0, 11.0, and 12.75 miles
  • Framlingham - Wickham Market to Framlingham - 7.34 miles**;  Framlingham to Saxmundham 9 miles
  • **As of August 2016 there is a diversion in the Wickham Market station to Framlingham walk due to a broken footbridge at Hacheston. The revised route and map are available to download here.
  • Orwell and Trimley Marshes Circular - Trimley station via the marshes - 6 miles
  • Bungay and the Angles Way - Bungay to Beccles - 7.5 to 8 miles

Walks Booklet

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. Most of the walks are way-marked with the East Suffolk Line Walks logo.

The latest edition of the booklet was printed May 2016 and is once again free; several thousand copies were distributed but hard copy printed supplies have now been exhausted; we have started working on a new edition which we hope to print and distribute late this year or early 2018.

In the meantime a PDF copy of the May 2016 edition available for download.

East Suffolk Line Walks booklet

 

 

 

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.Long Distance Walkers Association

Guided Walks programme for 2017

East Suffolk Line Guided Walks

2017 Guided Walks along the East Suffolk Line and Felixstowe Line 

Saturday 30 September

 Wickham Market Station Circular

9 miles - 4½ to 5 hours

The walk crosses atmospheric water meadows alongside the River Ore and passes through largely arable farmland, plus visits the two villages of Marlesford (with a farm shop) and Little Glemham. Takes in parts of Walks No. 7 & 19 in the East Suffolk Lines Walks Booklet. Starts from Wickham Market Station at 10:10 following arrival of the 9:07 train from Lowestoft and the 9:17 train from Ipswich.

Free - No need to book

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) 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 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.