The best way to see a beautiful county is on foot
What better way to get a true sense of Suffolk than a good walk over rolling countryside punctuated by pretty villages and medieval church towers. The gentle terrain with very few strenuous hills lends itself to undemanding walking. Indeed it’s true the highest point in Suffolk is just 420ft above sea level, that’s what gives Suffolk its wide open vistas, its huge sunsets and its famously sweeping skies.
Suffolk’s terrain offers huge variety, you can be walking among farmland, heathland, forest, river valleys, estuaries and coast. Look out for interesting wildlife attracted to the hedgerows, marshes and ponds.
John Harris’ website Walking in Suffolk is a great source of information for walks in Suffolk, including free maps you can download.
If you would rather not use your car, then simply step out of the White Horse into the vast open countryside. We have three circular walks that start
and return to the White Horse, get the timing right and you could return in time for a spot of well earned lunch. We have maps available for each walk. The tried and tested walks are courtesy of Adrian Rawlinson of Essential Suffolk magazine.
Walk 1: Approximately 5 miles and taking 2½ hours depending on pace. Mainly flat terrain with stretches on minor roads.
Walk 2: Approximately 2½ miles and taking 1¼ hours depending on pace. Short stretch of uneven ground at the start that could be wet after rain. Generally flat thereafter with stretches on minor roads.
Walk 3: Approximately 3 miles and taking 1½ hours depending on pace. Mainly flat terrain with stretches on minor roads.