Dog Walks in Suffolk, Our top picks
We have outlined our top 10 Suffolk dog walks so you don’t have to! Thank us later!
Find great dog walks in Suffolk, here at Pretty Pup we have put together a post where we are going to look at the top 10 dog walks in Suffolk, from forest walks, national trusts and off the beaten trails which we know you guys will definitely enjoy.
10) Rendlesham Forest
Rendlesham Forest offers natural outstanding beauty and offers something for everyone to do. There is 3 walking trails to choose from depending ion how far you want to walk. Want a bit of a different walk? why not walk the UFO trail and learn more about the famous UFO sighting in 1980. The paths are grass, dirt paths and forest floor. Dogs can roam free through the forest with plenty of exciting things to smell and see. Throughout you will find ponds as well perfect if your dog fancy’s a dip. There is a car park with a small cost to park there for the day.
Postcode: IP12 3NF
9) West Stow Forest
West Stow Forest offers a great walk, located on the northern edge of Lark Valley, the woodlands offer mature conifers to newly planted as well as old pine and oak trees. The forest is also known for its wildlife such as dragon flies and birds. There is a 3 mile marked circular walk however want to go somewhere a bit further you can explore the woodlands by taking various paths. There is also roadside parking and dogs are allowed off leads, this is a popular walking spot for dog walkers although feels very peaceful when walking around.#
Postcode: IP28 6HA
8) Dunstable Downs
Dunstable Downs are part of the chiltern hills in southern Bedfordshire, it is the perfect walking spot and has a variety of walks from 2 miles to over 6 miles long. Explore the suffolk countryside with some stunning views. The Downs are the highest point in Bedfordshire and offer excellent panoramic views of the vale of Aylesbury. Not only is it known for its scenic views but also for its wildlife and flowers. such as the rare bee orchid. Look out for two historic monuments in the area of downs too. There are many walks to choose for you and your dog with many circular walks. you can find these walk with leaflets from the visitor centre and the national trust have signposted several walks just look out for the distinctive signs.
Postcode: LU6 2GY
Walberswick is a beautiful coastal village, with sandy beaches and unspoiled dunes, a popular destination for holiday makers and dog walkers, dogs are also allowed on the beach all year round. Walberswick is a very charming village and has a lot of flora and fauna around. In the village there is tea rooms, restaurants, public houses, art gallery and a village shop. The beach is also known for its crabbing so a perfect day out for the whole family. There is also a nature reserve which follows the River Blyth and has over a 1,000 acres for dogs to run around on meadows marsh and mudflats. A car park is also situated at top of the beach so you don’t have far to go.
Postcode: IP18 6TZ
6) Pin Mill
If your looking for somewhere picturesque then Pin Mill is the perfect dog walk for you, with peaceful woodland and heath land this circular walk that is 2 miles long, with colours and fruits of autumn this walk is just beautiful. On the walk you also get stunning views of the River Orwell keep a look out for wrecks beached along the river too these were once sailing cargo vessels. Your pooch can also have a dip in the water. There is also a car park where you start the beginning of the walk .
Postcode: IP9 1JW
5) Alton Water
Alton Water is situated in the stunning countryside of Suffolk and offers 400 acres and is open 365 days a year, Alton waters is home to lots of wildlife, widflower meadows, ponds and butterfly gardens. the main track around the water which is eight miles long is used by cyclist and pedestrians and can get muddy in wet weather so make sure correct footwear is worn, it can also be quite hilly in some places. Other tracks around Alton water are country lanes and well sign posted. Car parking is available at an additional cost.
postcode: IP9 2RY
4) Christchurch Park
Christchurch park has 70 acres of gardens,woodland, ponds and grasslands to explore in the heart of Ipswich town it is on the English Heritage register and is one of Ipswich conservation areas. , See wildlife in its habitats as well as pretty flora. A perfect place for dog walking as well as a family day out with plenty of facilities such as tennis courts, play area, and table tennis being a few of them. Take in the oaks and chestnut as some are them are between 300-400 years old. there is also the mansion within the grounds as well as 14 other structures.
Postcode: IP1 2DE
3) Ickworth House
Ickworth House is a National trust property, bursting with lots of history. There is a variety of walks for you and your furry friend to enjoy. whether its a light stroll to something a bit more energetic Ickworth house has it all. whilst walking around the estate dogs must be kept on leads for consideration of other visitors and the wildlife around. However in the woods and parkland they are free to roam and have a run around.
Postcode: IP29 5QE
2) Adleburgh and Thorpeness
This Coastal town is pleasant to walk round all year and offers several miles of countryside, This particular walk is 6.5 miles and gives you the opportunity to see the best coastal scenery in Suffolk and Natural beauty. Starting at the fort Green car park this circular walk gives you the opportunity to see it all form, from ancient woodland to sand and shingle coast, lowland heaths and marshlands which sustain large amounts of wildlife. You also get to see the house in the clouds, a sculpture and the Martello Tower whilst on route. Some areas of the walk are special protected areas due to its rare species of bird so keep a look out for them, the pathways are mostly level but can throughout time get muddy due to the weather. If you want something a bit shorter you can walk your dog along the beach that joins the two towns adleburgh and Thorpness (through may to September).
Postcode: IP15 5BD
1)Lavenham to Melford Railway walk
Lavenham in Suffolk is a historic village, and is worth a look around with its half timbered medieval buildings, The National Trust have recently published a self guided walk from Lavernham to Melford walking alongside the old GER Railway line on route you will see the site of an 1891 railway accident. To get there you will pass numerous of open fields and woodland, which you’ll see wild flowers and wildlife in their natural habitat. In long Melford the High street is best known for the longest street in Britain being 2.5 miles long.
postcode: CO10 9QZ