The Suffolk Walking Festival – For walking. In Suffolk!

The Suffolk Walking Festival – For walking. In Suffolk!

Yes, the Suffolk Walking Festival kinda does what it says on  the tin!

If walking is your thing and you like Suffolk (why wouldn’t you?) then the Suffolk Walking Festival is not to be missed!

Suffolk Walking Festival from 2015And 2017 sees the Suffolk Walking Festival celebrate it’s 10th anniversary so it’s bound to be worth attending. Launching on Saturday 13th May and running through until the 4th June, there are loads of walks to suit all abilities and ages. We have written about the Suffolk Walking Festival now for as long as I can remember and it’s one that proves very popular with our guests here at Woodfarm. We already have quite a few people staying during that period, with walks booked in and we only have a handful of available breaks left.

There are so many categories of walks, making this such a popular annual event;

Family Walks

Including Jimmy’s Farm, the River Orwell (so good we named a barn after it!) Sparrows Nest Park, Whitton and Carlton Marshes to name but a few

Walks up to 4 miles

One of these includes a ‘Nordic Taster’ incorporating West Stow Country Park, which is a fabulous place, as well as Shotley Point, Christchurch Park, Nowton Park, The Abbey in Bury St Edmunds and many others

Suffolk Walking Festival with Woodfarm BarnsWalks of 5 to 10 miles

Getting a little more serious now with organised walks taking in ‘The Middy’, which to the uninitiated is the Mid Suffolk Light railway, Rendlesham Forest, a couple of mills around Ixworth, a charity dog walk over towards the coast and a wonderful walk from Clare to Cavendish in the medieval heart of Suffolk

Walks over 10 miles

Ok, roll your sleeves up as it’s now getting heavy! Firstly there are 3, one day options to take in the St Edmunds Way, which totals 79 miles in all. Then theres a coastal walk taking in the River Blyth and Wolsley Creek, a stunning river walk from Pin Mill, and a walk from Stowmarket Railway Station to Bury St Edmunds Railway Station, without using the train or the A14!

Challenge Walks

Ok, this one separates the men (and women) from the boys (and girls). Phew, PC battle avoided! 

These are seriously serious walks, encapsulating Constable Country, Halls and Castles, Ancient Woodlands, Saxons (!) and the epic Stour Valley challenge of a 63 miler in under 30 hours!

Suffolk Walking Festival 10th anniversaryWhichever takes your fancy (I think I’m up amongst the first lot!) you only have a few midweek breaks left to choose from and a couple weekends at the time of writing this so if you plan to combine our walk/s with a stay at Woodfarm, you’ll need to book pretty sharpish.

Check out our availability calendar here