The Suffolk Coast
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Walk Off Those Mince Pies!

It’s the time for that ‘post-Christmas day syndrome’ when we’re all feeling slightly guilty about over indulging on the food and drink during the festive break!

Many of us will be checking out local gym membership packages and fitness classes in the hope of burning off some of those calorific minces pies and brandy cream but before you head for the treadmill you might want to consider a much simpler option which is fun for all the family and completely free - walking! 

The only problem you may have is choosing which rambling route to take – here are just a few ideas for starters…

An invigorating stroll along one of The Suffolk Coast’s many stretches of fabulous beaches is just the thing after being cooped up indoors. Maybe take the dog too - wrap up warm and find a beachside café for a steaming mug of hot chocolate.

Lowestoft’s award winning beach is a good option for a short route between the two piers or for a longer jaunt, head south as far as Kessingland!

On the other hand, a countryside stroll taking in the wintertime flora and fauna is a great way to exercise off those selection box chocs.

And there are dozens of routes to choose from including a stride from the fine old market town of Bungay, following the river valley to Earsham before ascending the historic Bath Hills overlooking the valley, joining the Angles Way and then dropping back to Bungay, to name but just one.

Or why not take on a picturesque ‘pub crawl’ by walking between some of the many Adnams pubs on The Suffolk Coast, stopping off for some well-earned refreshment, of course!

Once again there’s an abundance of options open to you whether it’s Southwold, Saxmundham, Snape or many more routes besides!

Check out our full selection of wonderful Walks on The Suffolk Coast for your post-Christmas family day out and step into 2017 on The Suffolk Coast!

Things to see and do


Adnams Brewery and Distillery Tours

Adnams Brewery and Distillery Tours

Fancy doing something a little bit different? Situated in the heart of Southwold is the Adnams Sole Bay Brewery and Copper House Distillery, where Adnams have been brewing since 1872.  

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Wheelchair Accessible


National Trust Sutton Hoo

National Trust Sutton Hoo

Woodbridge

Discover the story of the Anglo-Saxons at the burial ground of kings

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Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Felixstowe

Nature Reserves

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Southwold Pier

Southwold Pier

Southwold

Southwold is a popular destination for the many visitors to the East Coast and its most prominent attraction, the pier, hosts a wide range of things to see and do.

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Claremont Pier Leisure and Family Entertainment Centre

Claremont Pier Leisure and Family Entertainment Centre

Claremont Pier Leisure and Family Entertainment Centre is situated in between Lowestoft's Award winning beaches in South Lowestoft. 

It's a hive of activity and entertainment, from traditional fruit machines and video games, to roller skating, fantastic live music, perfect party venue, great fish and chips and fabulous brasserie dining with the best sea views in town!

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Outdoor Play Areas On The Suffolk Coast

Outdoor Play Areas On The Suffolk Coast

Whether it's a traditional Victorian park, a fort in the middle of a forest, or a zip wire along the river, the outdoor play areas on The Suffolk Coast are the perfect place for kids to let off steam and enjoy the great outdoors.

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Halesworth and the Blyth Valley

Halesworth and the Blyth Valley

The Blyth Valley runs 17 miles inland from the coast at Southwold to Laxfield via Halesworth and Huntingfield and is a superb destination for walking, cycling & wildlife-watching as well as being known for its welcoming pubs and local produce!

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Health Walks at RSPB Minsmere

Health Walks at RSPB Minsmere

Saxmundham |

A walk around the lovely RSPB Minsmere nature reserve, right by the sea, home to some of Suffolk’s greatest wildlife.

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RSPB Havergate Island: Winter on the Island

RSPB Havergate Island: Winter on the Island

Woodbridge | Sat 28th Jan 2017

Visit the wild, windswept Suffolk coast this winter for a truly spectacular birdwatching experience.

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WHERE TO EAT


The Granary Teashop and Café 1885 at Snape Maltings

The Granary Teashop and Café 1885 at Snape Maltings

Snape

Delicious local produce, breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea set in one of the coast's most stunning landscapes at Snape Maltings

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Free wifi


Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop

Aldeburgh Fish & Chip Shop

Traditional family run fish and chip shop since 1967, offering Cod, Haddock, Plaice, Scampi and more with chips made from locally sourced potatoes. Located a short walk from the beach to enjoy fish and chips 'The Aldeburgh Way'.

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Cream Tea Island at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Cream Tea Island at Southwold Boating Lake and Tearoom

Southwold

Inside, the tearoom can seat 16 people comfortably, with far more seating available outside. Families and friends can also hire the venue for birthday parties, anniversaries, mother and toddler groups, small wedding parties, wakes and coach parties.

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