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