The Suffolk Coast
  • Halesworth and the Blyth Valley
  • 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!

The attractive market town of Halesworth acts as the hub of the area and its fantastic facilities include a lively Arts Centre, a Millennium Green (50 acres of accessible wildlife countryside in the midst of the town - how amazing is that), a Museum, an Art Gallery and an array of independent shops including not one but two traditional butchers, great delis, antiques & vintage plus myriad coffee shops.

Not forgetting annual events such as The Big Gig in July Antiques Street Market in August and Arts Festival in October.

There is even a railway station with an hourly service so getting to and from Ipswich and Lowestoft (and further afield) is very straightforward. The town is only 8 miles from Southwold (there is a bus service) and the Suffolk Heritage Coast.

However the Blyth Valley itself encompasses many attractive villages, nearly all of which all have their own pubs serving great food - often cheek by jowl with a lovely medieval church.

Apart from the favourite pastime of walking and church-visiting, activities in the area include cycling (National Cycle Route 1 passes through), angling and horse-riding. Major annual events in the area include the famous Latitude in, Heveningham Hall Country Fair with Wings & Wheels in July and Henham Steam Rally in September.

Attraction name:
Halesworth and the Blyth Valley