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There are many glorious trails in and around Newmarket where you can enjoy the benefits of the great outdoors. Whether you’re a serious walking enthusiast looking to cover some mileage, just looking for somewhere to exercise the dog or as a way to  get the kids to burn off some energy there are some fantastic routes to go on.

From circular walks to longer cycle routes that take you out to the surrounding towns and villages and even as far as the Suffolk Coast Path. Our trails allow you to explore so many places of interest along with breathtaking views. Many include perfect stop off points where you can enjoy a well deserved drink or meal along the way. Although you can’t beat a home made picnic (or one put together with a little help from the local deli!).

Newmarket’s famed Gallops, known historically as the Heath comprising of 2,500 acres of training grounds.  Although used on a daily basis  by over 3,000 of the town’s equine residents for their morning exercise, public access is allowed after 1 pm everyday. In fact on Sundays, it is allowed from 11 am onwards.  Walks along the Gallops provide the most wonderful, panoramic views of the town where you can see iconic buildings such as the The Millennium Stand at the Rowley Mile Racecourse as well as the roof of the famed sales ring at Tattersalls.

The whole county of Suffolk is renowned for its trails and routes . So it should come as no surprise to now that it has its very own annual walking festival with well over 100 walks to choose from. This is where many people decide to have their first on-foot adventure in Suffolk at the Festival which takes place every May and June.


Newmarket Heath Walks

Newmarket’s famed Gallops, known historically as the Heath comprising of 2,500 acres of training grounds. 

The Jockey’s Trail

This cycle ride starts from the home of horseracing, Newmarket. From here the route heads north west to the ‘Fen edge’ villages of Burwell, Reach and Swaffham Prior.

Devils Dyke

This historic landmark runs right from Woodditton, just south of Newmarket all the way through to Reach along a stretch of roughly 11-kilometres.

The Stour Valley Path

The Stour Valley Path allows walkers to enjoy a picturesque walk, whilst exploring the scenic Suffolk countryside.

The Three Churches Walk

If you’re up for a bit of a challenge then the Three Churches Walk is a great way to spend a few hours exploring the area.

Legends of the Turf

This waymarked, paved walk through the town centre  is Newmarket’s equivalent of the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Guided Walks

Discover Newmarket, the town’s official tourism service, offers a range of guided walks and tours.