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Walking Guides

The Coast & Heaths AONB has some of the most appealing landscapes for walking, from leisurely strolls to keen hiking, and are a fantastic way to really get to know and explore the area at a pace that will help you see wildlife and also boost your health and wellbeing!

You can often use public transport to arrive at the start of a walk. Our free to download leaflets offer a range of circular walks, and are listed below in alphabetical order. We recommend you use our leaflets alongside the relevant OS map (noted in each guide).

Check our Promoted Route Updates page for any recent changes.

Walk the:

Suffolk Coast Path:


Stour & Orwell


40 miles

Sandlings Walk:

59 miles

New map of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths

Long Distance Routes

Enjoy the challenge of a long distance walk (or three!)

This Cicerone guide to walking each of the three long distance routes is available to purchase from us for £12.95. To order please send us a cheque made out to Suffolk County Council and we will pop one in the post to you.

All proceeds from the sale of these books go to the Community Conservation Fund which funds conservation projects in the area.

Explorer Guides

Each of the guides below link to a PDF document you can download or view online. Some of the guides are also available in print form so please contact us or more information.

Aldeburgh and Thorpeness Outstanding Landscapes Walk Guide (PDF)

Alton Water Park Explorer Guide (PDF)

Blaxhall and Tunstall Explorer Guide (PDF)

Kessingland Explorer Guide (PDF)

Orford Explorer Guide (PDF)

Rendlesham Forest and Staverton Outstanding Landscapes Walk Guide (PDF)

Sailors’ Path Walk Explorer Guide (PDF)

Shotley Walk Explorer Guide (PDF)

Snape Walk Explorer Guide (PDF)

Southwold Explorer Guide (PDF)

Sutton and Hollesley Heaths Outstanding Landscapes Walk Guide (PDF)

Sutton Heath Explorer Guide (PDF)

Walberswick Explorer Guide (PDF)

Walberswick Outstanding Landscapes Walk Guide (PDF)

Wherstead Explorer Guide (PDF)

Woodbridge Explorer Guide (PDF)

Wrabness Explorer Guide (PDF)

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