The Best Winter Walks in Suffolk: Scenic Routes and Hidden Gems

There are few things more refreshing than rambling around the countryside in winter. Whether it’s to visit a cozy pub, or simply to stretch your legs, we’ve rounded up a few routes that are ideal for discovering Suffolk when staying at our Barns and Barges to rent. As proud providers of dog friendly accommodation, we’ve also ensured that these routes are as good for four legs as they are for two.

Alton Water

Helpfully signposted, the Alton Water Lake Trails allows visitors to enjoy wildlife, waterways and walking on routes of varying lengths. Welcoming dogs – provided they are on their leads – this hidden gem in Suffolk is somewhere that rightly deserves exploring by foot or by cycle.

Nowton Park

Bury St Edmunds has many things to be proud of. It is, after all, the resting place of England’s patron saint. It has a magnificent cathedral, is rich in historic sites, and attracts countless visitors each year. It also boasts the smallest pub in the UK. It seems more than a little unfair, in some ways, that it also has a range of scenic walks to enjoy. Perhaps the most exciting of these are the walks around the spectacular countryside of Nowton Park. With more than 200 acres to roam through, there are hedge sculptures to be seen and views to be immersed in. Quite the tonic to a day spent on the bustling streets of Bury in winter.

Lavenham Woodland

It’s often said that Lavenham is something of a gingerbread village thanks to its quaint cottages and oak beamed buildings. This is perhaps even more true in winter when the snow gives the place something of a sugar coating. Whilst the streets themselves are sure to capture your attention, the nearby woodlands have a delightful three mile walk that transports you through a varied and scenic landscape. Beginning from the village centre and moving past churches and other fantastic medieval landmarks, this walk is undoubtedly a hidden gem that you’ll be sure to fall in love with.      

To ramble through all of these walks in Suffolk this winter, be sure to take a look at the availability of our Barns and Barges for rent to ensure that you have the coziest base to return to once you’ve tired your legs out.

Reasons to Stay at Woodfarm, Suffolk

We happen to think what we have on offer is pretty bloomin' good. However, we thought you might like a bunch of reasons to stay, other than we think you should!

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Brilliant beaches! Suffolk has an incredible Heritage Coast, with great beaches, all in easy reach of us.

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Dogs stay FREE, and we don't just tolerate them, we welcome them! We've built our reputation on this, and we're proud of it!

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Pawesome, fully-enclosed two acre Pooch Paddock for your Dogs to go bonkers and make new friends in.

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Free Doggy treats, Dog bowls, and Dog towels. Our furry friends even get Woodfarm branded poop bag holders!

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Visit England Gold Awards coming out of our ears, as well as their coveted ROSE Award for Service Excellence.

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Well in excess of 1,000 Five Star Tripadvisor, Facebook & Google Reviews. Over 25% of our guests come back!

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Private Hot tubs with seven of our eight Barns and Cottages. The ultimate in relaxation, just because you're worth it.

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Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Yes, plural. Two AONB's on our doorstep! Suffolk Coast & Heaths, and Dedham Vale.

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Stunning river walks directly from your gangplank on either Barge! Wildlife and breathtaking scenery in abundance.

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