Welcome to the Suffolk Walking Festival

Saturday 12th May to Sunday 3rd June 2018

2018 will be our 11th Suffolk Walking Festival -  and we would love it if you joined us for lots of exciting walks across the County.

We have lots of walks on  offer, providing the opportunity to explore the wonderful and diverse Suffolk countryside; from strolls around medieval towns, amble along the coast or wander through our stunning countryside and enjoy the landscapes of our two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Classic Challenge walk will be the Sandlings Walk, offering walkers the opportunity to explore coastal heathland and forest; a 60 mile  route along the East Coast and through the Suffolk countryside from Southwold to Ipswich. Complete the route over a leisurely 4 days or if you really want to push yourself why not try it in 30 hours.

With a variety of walks from - geocaching  for children;  well being, health, and mindfulness walks; themed walks featuring local artists, churches, castles, windmills;  AONB walks featuring outstanding landscapes, and a Dragon...... Sizewell Belts Flower Walk,  a rare chance to see Old Broom Wood - Lackford Lakes Walk; Magical Minsmere with a stroll around the famous Scrape;  and bird watching as you stroll around Westleton Heath. We are sure that the programme will have a walk or walks  that will take your fancy.

We look forward to seeing you in 2018, - bring a friend, make new friends, have fun, and perhaps enjoy a slice of cake or two!

Suffolk Walking Festival Brochure 2018 will be available shortly

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information and help please click on the appropriate catagory. If these do not answer your questions please contact us by emailing suffolk.walkingfestival@suffolk.gov.uk

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What To Expect

General Information


A leader will be at the start of the walk regardless of the weather, but if the walk has to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, we will endeavour to contact you beforehand. Please provide us with your current email address, when you book. Refunds will not be given unless a walk is cancelled by the organisers or their agents.

Dogs: Where dogs are permitted on the walks, please keep them on a lead at all times.

Children: Children are welcome on most walks but those 16 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Parking: There is parking available at, or close to, the meeting points for all walks. Vehicles are parked at their owner’s risk.

Equipment and clothing: Please ensure that you are properly equipped for all walks. Always bring warm and waterproof clothing – just in case! Walking boots are recommended, but otherwise please wear suitable and comfortable footwear. Make sure that you also bring a packed lunch, if necessary, and plenty to drink.

Disclaimer: Whilst we endeavour to make all our walks as safe and as enjoyable as possible, any event attended is done so at your own risk. Due care has been exercised in organising the WALKING FESTIVAL, however the COUNCILS and sponsors accept no liability for loss, accident or injury caused to any person following the routes. You are advised to check your own personal accident cover before taking part. You need to choose walks within your capabilities; the walk leaders are experienced but must take your word that you are sufficiently fit for the grade of walk you have chosen. In the event of any unforeseen circumstances, the Suffolk Walking Festival partners reserve the right to change or cancel a walk without prior notice.