Young walkers at Snape © SCH AONB

Walking and Cycling Guides

Walking and cycling are fantastic ways to explore the AONB; whether you're a keen hiker or just fancy a leisurely ride, there really is something for everyone. The AONB offers a number of walking and cycling guides, most of which are available to download free of charge. Use the links on the right to explore our publications. We recommend you use our leaflets along with the relevant Ordnance Survey (OS) map.

Buses and trains may be available for getting you to the start of your walk, or for help with linear walking. Please check Suffolk On Board for up to date travel information. East Suffolk Lines, a community rail partnership, has a guide of walks on the East Suffolk train line

The role of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB is to promote walking and cycling for sustainable recreation, that also boost your health and wellbeing.  We have a series of leaflets that help you plan days walks across the whole of the AONB.  We also help promote and look after the three Long Distance Routes, including way mark these routes.

All these Public Rights of Way are a highly valued aspect of the Suffolk coastline, providing health and recreational benefits, a major attraction to the area for local people, visitors and tourists and contributing significantly to the local economy.  Public Rights of Way are managed by Suffolk County Council

Where rights of way are affected by natural processes or a decision not to maintain defences, Suffolk County Council will adopt a cost/benefit based approach to agree what measures are suitable for a particular right of way. This approach will reflect the importance of the right of way. 

Flood defences nationally are managed by the Environment Agency 

Travelling with wheels...
For those out walking with young children and buggies, take a look at the great Suffolk Prambling Guide - funded by our Amentity and Accesibility Fund, this handy weatherproof booklet contains 8 walks in the AONB including information on refreshments and toilet stops! (£6.00 plus P&P)



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