Secret Suffolk Walk Overview
Follow a meandering river along the Suffolk-Norfolk border, where idyllic pastoral landscapes are broken only by small villages of thatched cottages and welcoming guesthouses.
- leisurely walking beside a gently flowing river
- lots of wildlife to see - in the river, on land and in the air
- discover the hidden treasures of many medieval village churches
- follow sections of the Angles' Way and the Boudicca Way
- chance to visit the glorious Suffolk coast
- self-guided hotel-to-hotel walking, luggage transported
What could be more delightful than a leisurely walk beside a gently flowing river as it meanders through a lush green landscape of fertile arable fields and shady woods, broken only by peaceful villages and fascinating historic sites? Wildlife abounds along the riverbanks - from water voles and moles, to kingfishers and coots - evoking fond memories of literary characters we all read about as children. Discover, too, a rich history of long forgotten medieval wall paintings in ancient churches; crumbling Norman castles that once stood proud in the landscape; memorials to heroic bomber squadrons from the Second World War; and intriguing tales of the remarkable 'Pulham Pigs'!You stay in three small market towns so typical of the area - unspoiled and traditional, yet providing high quality accommodation and an eclectic mix of fine eateries in which to sample the excellent local produce. On the first two days, you walk from village to village, while on the third you are free to explore at leisure - we provide notes for a circular walk that uncovers more church secrets; or you can explore by car, perhaps visiting the city of Norwich, the charming Suffolk coastal towns of Southwold or Aldeburgh, or the beautiful gardens at Bressingham.