The Suffolk Coast
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Cycling and exploring on the coast

Did you know that The Suffolk Coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Thanks to the AONB and Adnams, you can now explore the areas; from coast and country to marsh and heath.

The handy maps detailing cycling routes can be printed and taken along with you on the journey. We've picked a couple of our favourites, and have included some well-known drinking and eating spots to stop at along the way...


Dunwich and Minsmere - Download Map

The route commences at Dunwich, and if you're planning an early start, breakfast at The Ship is sure to set you on your way. Serving traditional breakfast including local Blythburgh pork sausages, eggs, kippers and freshly made omelettes.

Upon arrival at Westleton, pop into The Westleton Crown for a pot of tea or lunch, before heading on to Minsmere to spot some of the UK's rarest wildlife. Carrying on to Greyfriars Priory, sit amongst the ruins for a perfect picnic spot, or continue back to Dunwich where an ice cream at the cafe on the beach awaits you.


Snape and Orford - Download Map

Starting at Snape Maltings, you're spoilt for choice for places to 'fill your boots'; Cafe 1885 serves an all-day brunch whilst the Granary Tea Shop serves teas, coffees and cakes. If a picnic is what you fancy, stop by the Fresh Food Pantry or Food Hall to pick up award-winning local produce that you can nibble along the way.

After a quick snack stop and wander around St Botolph's Church, continue on to Orford. After exploring the castle, make your way to the quay for a picnic or visit the Crown and Castle where lunch dishes include Home-potted brown shrimps and Pump Street granary toast and Orford-landed skate, sautéed grapes & almonds, spinach and new potatoes.

For a full list of Explorer Guides available, go to www.suffolkcoastandheaths.org or download the maps from the links below:

Rendlesham Forest and Shingle Street Explorer

Dunwich and Minsmere Cycle Explorer

Snape and Orford Cycle Explorer

Woodbridge and Waldringfield Cycle Explorer

Alton Water and Pin Mill Cycle Explorer

Things to see and do


RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

Westleton

Discover nature together on the beautiful Suffolk coast. Wander among the wetlands and woods, potter along the beach, and pause to watch some amazing wildlife. Explore the Wild Zone with the family, then sample some delicious home-cooked, locally-sourced food in the cafe.

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Cycle Breaks

Cycle Breaks

Ipswich

Supported, gentle cycling & walking holidays along the Suffolk Coast as well as in Constable Country & The Wool Towns and Norfolk and quality bike hire too!

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Angels & Pinnacles (Suffolk churches)

Angels & Pinnacles (Suffolk churches)

Angels and Pinnacles helps you discover Suffolk’s magnificent medieval churches, among the finest in Europe.

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WHERE TO EAT


Eat at Snape Maltings

Eat at Snape Maltings

Snape

There's an excellent selection of places to eat at Snape Maltings, from freshly prepared local food and cream teas to cafés overlooking the Alde estuary, providing guests with one of the best views of reeds, water and sky in the UK.

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Free wifi


The Ship at Dunwich

The Ship at Dunwich

Dunwich

There's plenty to enjoy on The Ship's menu from: pie of the day, slow-cooked pork belly, or roast red onion tart through to traditional English puddings like sticky toffee, pear and blackberry crumble and much more, accompanied by good wines at sensible prices, or proper beers and ales - including Adnams and a range of guest ales.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


The Westleton Crown

The Westleton Crown

Dunwich

Head Chef at The Westleton Crown restaurant, James Finch, and his highly skilled team pride themselves on their imaginative and varied menus which have earned us an AA 2 Rosette restaurant award, as well as a considerable reputation.

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Free wifi Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible

where to stay


The Crown and Castle

The Crown and Castle

Orford

The Crown and Castle is renowned for a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere that allows guests to enjoy their surroundings and feel free to take their time.

Winner *Sawday's British Hotel Award 2017 for Fabulous Food*

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Dog friendly