The Suffolk Coast
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Walking the Paths Least Trodden

Suffolk Coast Greeter Deborah Wargate explains why she loves The Suffolk Coast in the Autumn and introduces us to a few of her favourite activities.

I adore the way autumn cascades colours onto paths and grass. Leaf litter delights my eye with its reds, yellows, umbers, ochres which contrast with the returned green of grass and the lichen softened, harsh greys of our war reminders. Mushrooms peep through undergrowth and nature scurries in a busy preparation for winter. On the allotments, squashes ripen and are turned to pies and soups.

My walks, runs and cycles at this time of year focus around woodlands, interesting shorelines, nature reserves and allotments. Outdoor swimming is still feasible – July to October are the warmest sea swim months and at this time of year the waves are at their best for messing around in. 

When I have time I love to join Suffolk Wildlife Trust groups and RSPB groups to watch bird ringing and join in fungi forays and wildlife watching walks. Joining in with countryside conservation tasks is another pleasure in the Autumn – there is little as satisfying as clearing a beach of litter or coppicing (when that is the traditional management technique for the wood in question). 

All of these activities are great and The Suffolk Coast is teeming with opportunities to enjoy them so it is hard to pick a favourite. However – for personal reasons I love the Newbourne Springs walks with its ancient trees, and I think visitors and people new to the area will too. A booted and prepared for all weathers circular walk followed by a meal at The Fox Inn is a recipe for a perfect Autumn morning. 

Things to see and do


Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)

The Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a stunning landscape packed full with wildlife and exciting places to explore and discover. There's something for everyone with 155 square miles of tranquil and unspoilt landscape including wildlife-rich estuaries, ancient heaths, windswept shingle beaches and historic towns and villages.

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Beaches

Beaches

Whether you’re in search of a great family day out, a birdwatching haven, or trip back in time, the beaches along the Suffolk Coast will provide you with a memorable day out whatever the time of year.

In the winter, Suffolk's beaches take on a whole new persona; with windswept dunes, crashing waves, and bracing winds, they are the perfect place to blow away the cobwebs, stroll hand in hand with your loved one, or enjoy a solitary dog walk.


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Suffolk Coast Greeters

Suffolk Coast Greeters

Suffolk Coast Greeters offer a friendly face in a new place. Whether you are moving into Suffolk, visiting for the first time, or want to experience the outstanding landscapes of the Suffolk Coast in a new way our growing network of volunteer Greeters could help. 

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Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


Discover Landguard

Discover Landguard

The Landguard Peninsula is located at the southerly most point of the town of Felixstowe. 

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Iken Canoe

Iken Canoe

Iken Canoe is a small and friendly canoe, kayak and stand up paddleboard hire centre based on the stunning upper reaches of the Alde estuary between Snape and Aldeburgh, close to the Suffolk coast.

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Dog friendly


Wild Adventures under Suffolk's Skies

Wild Adventures under Suffolk's Skies

The Wild Adventures under Suffolk's Skies team is a group of friendly and communicative, open minded people, which includes the very best guides and photography tutors on the Suffolk coast. They like to share their deep love for everything wild on the Suffolk Sandlings and around the tidal estuaries, and their extensive knowledge and infectious enthusiasm will certainly draw your heart closer to this windswept part of the county too. 

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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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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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Wild Days Conservation - Suffolk Coast Holidays

Wild Days Conservation - Suffolk Coast Holidays

A new initiative in 2016 to run wildlife conservation and research holidays on the Suffolk coast, one of Britain's most beautiful places. These are holidays that people will enjoy, even when they're working hard and possibly getting muddy into the bargain!

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Felixstowe Seafront Gardens

Felixstowe Seafront Gardens

Step back in time with a visit to the newly regenerated Seafront Gardens.

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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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Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings

Snape

Newson Garrett started malting at Snape in 1854 and the site grew to become Suffolk’s largest maltings complex. The striking complex of brick and slate buildings that he established is now Grade II listed and one of the few remaining Maltings complexes in Britain which has retained all of his buildings, spanning some 7 acres.

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events


Suffolk Coast Conservation Holiday - Dunwich and Minsmere

Suffolk Coast Conservation Holiday - Dunwich and Minsmere

Dunwich | Sun 09th - Sat 15th Oct 2016

Come and join the Wild Days Conservation Team for a working holiday on The Suffolk Coast at Dunwich and Minsmere,  Sunday 9th October - Saturday 15th October 2016.

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