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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: 60 miles

Stour & Orwell Walk: 40 miles

Sandlings Walk: 59 miles

New map of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths

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 for more information.

Preliminary works have begun prior to the closure of Bailey Bridge crossing the River Blyth, connecting Southwold & Walberswick. The bridge will close Friday 2 July for approximately 12 weeks to enable vital refurbishment works to take place. Find out more.

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)

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.

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