About Us

What is the Suffolk Walking Festival?

The Suffolk Walking Festival is a three-week annual event which celebrates walking within the county. Each year there will be a variety of walks from 1 mile to over 20, spread around the county this offers something for everyone including serious walkers and those just starting out.

The festival started in 2007 as a Mid Suffolk and Babergh District Council initiative. Originally called the South & Heart of Suffolk Walking Festival with a programme of approximately 30 walks, it soon expanded to cover the whole county and become the event it is today.

Who Organises the Suffolk Walking Festival?

The Discover Suffolk Team at Suffolk County Council manage and coordinate the festival. The walks are led by a wide range of volunteers and partner organisations and the festival could not take place without them.

Our Partners

The festival could not take place without the support of our partners these include: -

 Suffolk's Year of Walking

Suffolk's Year of Walking celebrates walking in Suffolk, promotes walking events and encourages new walking opportunities. Running from May 2016 to May 2017 it has supported and profiled a diverse range of walking opportunities from Beat the Street, Pigs Gone Wild and Walking Football to health walks, ghost tours and beach litter picks. Suffolk’s Year of Walking started with the 2016 Suffolk Walking Festival and will end with the 2017 Suffolk Walking Festival. For more information visit www.suffolkyearofwalking.co.uk.


 ‘Official Accommodation Partner’

Suffolk Secrets, the county’s leading holiday cottage letting agency is proud to be the official accommodation partner of the tenth Suffolk Walking Festival. With over 500 cottages across the county in all of the most popular destinations include Southwold, Aldeburgh, Woodbridge, Lavenham and Long Melford. Suffolk Secrets is bound to have the perfect holiday home for your next walking holiday or break. To view the full portfolio visit  www,suffolk-secrets.co.uk


Local Authority Partners

The Suffolk Walking Festival is delighted to be working with all of the Local Authorities within the County.