Back after two years! Celebrating natural and built heritage, the Suffolk Walking Festival launches on Saturday 14 May at Clare Castle Country Park, with refreshments and 2 launch jaunts in and around Clare. It then runs every day until 29th May. With over 70 guided walks over 16 days, across the county – into some outstanding landscapes, wild countryside, rolling hills in West Suffolk, forests, along spectacular riverside, to iconic coastal beauty spots. Lots of weekend, evening and family walks, the programme has accessible, short, medium, long distance walks, and some challenging walks. There is something for everyone!
There’s Nordic Walking in Moulton. Explore Hawkedon’s horizons through idyllic green villages. Tune into bats on a twilight safari through ancient woodland at Priestley Wood. Discover a dragon in the iconic Stour Valley, and celebrate 75 years at RSPB, one of the most special places in Suffolk. Hear stories of smugglers and shipping routes at Dunwich Heath. Spend time watching Sweep the sheepdog in action, managing a herd of rare breed sheep on Orford Ness Nature Reserve, where wildlife now thrives upon its unique environment where weapons were tested.
The printed programme is available at the National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket, The Apex in Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury Information Centre (Town Hall), Sudbury, libraries and various other outlets. Buy your tickets online via suffolkwalkingestival.co.uk; or buy in person tickets at the Apex (card and correct amount cash), and Sudbury Information Centre (cash only).