Station Walks

East Suffolk Line walks booklet
East Suffolk Line walks booklet

The East Suffolk Lines pass through some of East Anglia’s most picturesque countryside. Gently rolling hills and valleys, historic market towns, quaint villages, undisturbed ancient woodlands, tidal estuaries, and coastal heath-land are all part of the landscape. For those keen on exploring these unspoilt areas of East Suffolk there are twenty-two way-marked walks covering 160 miles that take you places you can only see on foot.

Most of the walks are station-to-station between connecting Lowestoft, Ipswich and Felixstowe; you can easily take one or more of the walks and take the train back, and vice versa. There are a few circular routes with four of the walks starting at the rail station with a return trip possible by bus.

  1. Deben & Coast – Trimley station to Felixstowe station – 6 to 10 miles (several alternative routes). At key point 5: For a shorter route to the beach and rail station continue along bridleway. Alternatively, branch left along footpath bordering hedge
  2. Orwell and Trimley Marshes – Trimley station circular via the marshes – 6 miles
  3. Orwell Vistas – Trimley Station to Derby Road Station – 14 miles
  4. Ipswich Parks and Waterfront – Derby Road station to Ipswich station or Westerfield station – 2.5 miles
  5. Fonnereau Way – Ipswich station to Westerfield station – 3.5 miles
  6. Westerfield Circular – from the station – 2.5, 7.0, and 8.5 miles
  7. Fynn Valley – Westerfield station to Woodbridge station – 10.0 miles
  8. Tide Mill – Woodbridge station to Melton station – 1.5 miles
  9. Sutton Hoo Circular – Melton station to Sutton Hoo via Bromeswell – 5.5 miles
  10. Deben Valley – Melton station to Wickham Market station – 5.75 miles
  11. Framlingham – Wickham Market station to Framlingham – 7.34 miles
  12. Alde Valley – Wickham Market station to Saxmundham station – 10.5 miles (via Snape Maltings 13.5 miles)
  13. Sailors’ Path to the Coast at Aldeburgh – Saxmundham station to Aldeburgh – 9.5 miles
  14. Garden of Suffolk – Saxmundham station to Darsham station – 6.25 miles
  15. Yox & Blyth Valleys – Darsham station to Halesworth station – 9 miles At key point 13, about 30 yards beyond gate at the entrance to a large meadow, follow a path branching right through hedge gap. Grid reference TM 40746 75578
  16. Halesworth to Blythburgh and Southwold Halesworth station to Southwold – 10.0, 11.0, and 12.75 miles
  17. Wolfpack – Halesworth station to Brampton station – 5 miles
  18. Brampton Circular – from the station – 7.5 miles
  19. A Walk in Adrian Bell Country – Brampton station to Beccles station – 6.75 miles
  20. Angles Way from Beccles – Beccles station to Oulton Broad South station – 9.5 miles
  21. Bungay and the Angles Way – Bungay to Beccles station – 7.5 to 8 miles
  22. Easterling – Oulton Broad South station to Lowestoft station – 4 miles
waymarkers

Waymarkers

Our team have waymarked the walks with the round East Suffolk Lines logo. They are designed to help you navigate but they shouldn’t be relied upon solely; it’s advised to consult our walks booklet and a map to become familiar with the route. There are times when posts containing our waymarkers become damaged or are knocked over; we report missing/damaged posts to Suffolk County Council who are responsible for their upkeep.

East Suffolk Lines Walks Booklet

A companion walks booklet contains detailed maps and diagrams of all twenty-two walks, the time you can expect to complete each route, landmarks, the scenery along the way and places to stop for refreshments.

A new edition of the booklet was printed in June 2018 and is available from most public buildings in Suffolk such as tourist information centres and libraries. 

Online Versions of the Booklet

A flip-the-pages online-version is available as is a downloadable PDF. Click on one of the walks above for a PDF of that individual walk.

Further information

For more information on walking and rambling across Suffolk, see the Discover Suffolk website, the county’s official guide to the countryside. The Ramblers Association has information on walking routes across the county and across the country. 

For longer routes the Long Distance Walkers Association brings together people with the common interest of walking long distances in rural, mountainous or moorland areas.


COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS: Travel only if it is absolutely necessary

You should avoid using public transport where possible. Instead try to walk, cycle, or use a car. If you can, wear a face covering if you need to use public transport.


If you do need to travel Greater Anglia has published a page with advice for passengers.


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