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A Walk a Day in May - Ordnance Survey Champions Challenge

Updated: May 8

To celebrate National Walking Month, Ordnance Survey is planning to share a route on their social media every day in May. As an OS Champ I am going to take on the Champions Challenge and I will be sharing some of my favourite routes on my social media too.

OS Maps app gives you the entire Ordnance Survey map range of Great Britain on your phone. Create your own adventure with route and navigation tools using Ordnance Survey’s reliable maps.

Below are some ideas for walks taking place in Suffolk.

Suffolk Walks in May 2024

Biofluorescent night walks

This spring an illuminating, nature-based experience is launching nationwide as nightfall descends with Reveal Nature expanding its biofluorescence guided night walks beyond England’s east coast. Through the use of specialised UV torches, small groups will witness the landscape undergo a mesmerising transformation, such as spiders radiating in brilliant blue hues, leaves ablaze in vibrant red, fungi emitting a neon green glow and flowers metamorphosing into an array of colours.

Suffolk Walking Festival

This year’s festival launches on Saturday 11th May at the beautiful Thornham Estate, with a discovery tour of the estate’s natural history; a tasty stroll exploring the estate’s woodlands; and a step back in time along a 900-year old Drove Road. Over two weeks you can visit Orford Ness, enjoy mindfulness moments in an ancient wood, and relax on a river trip before a gentle amble. New for 2024 they will also venture into the vast Broads National Park, turn a hand to creative writing on a Haiku walk, and join Ambling African Women, a new walking group based in Ipswich, for a guided walk along the Sailors Path at Snape.

National Trust

Take a stroll through Suffolk and you could be stepping back in time. At Sutton Hoo you can trace the footsteps of Anglo-Saxons, while routes around Flatford take in the landscapes and buildings that inspired 18th-century artist John Constable. A multi-use trail at Ickworth is fully accessible and weaves through woodland, or try Dunwich Heath for coastal heathland and sea views.

Discover Suffolk

Whether you enjoy a casual stroll along the prom or a long distance ramble, a weekend family bike ride or a full-on cycling holiday, or you just fancy getting out somewhere different with your four-legged friend, Discover Suffolk has something for everyone. From stunning coastline and traditional countryside to beautiful heathland and sleepy villages, ancient woodland and country parks to historic estates and nature reserves, Suffolk really is the place to get outdoors.

Visit Suffolk

There are many glorious walks in Suffolk, from circular walks along the Suffolk Coast Path to footpaths leading deep into Thetford Forest. Some of the most popular walks in Suffolk are those along the 50-mile Suffolk Coast Path. Circular walks along the route allow walkers to explore the tiny villages nestled in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, such as Snape, Orford and Wherstead. Walkers also gravitate towards Woodbridge, and the Shotley Penisula, both of which offer breathtaking river views.

The Suffolk Coast

Discover Suffolk’s hidden gems in Framlingham and Leiston, wander along the water in Lowestoft, Aldeburgh, Beccles or Southwold. Support local business in our shop-hopping trails in picturesque Saxmundham, Woodbridge and Wickham Market. Or why not connect with nature in Bungay and Felixstowe. There are dog-friendly walks, step-free routes, plus puzzle trails for all the family, including our nature hunt puzzle trail in Halesworth.

Ramblers Wellbeing Walks Suffolk

Feel Good Suffolk offers over 200 free, guided Wellbeing Walks across the county, varying from countryside walks to urban walks. Every walk is graded from 1 to 5 based on difficulty, ensuring there is something for everyone. Wellbeing Walks are a great way of getting more active, meeting new people, and taking care of yourself.

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