The beautiful Suffolk Coast has always been a favourite destination for dog lovers with its lush green countryside, coastal paths and miles of glorious beaches.
Enjoy the remoteness of a wild beach, breath in the fresh sea air and head out for a walk with your four-legged friend!
National Trust Dunwich Heath
Bungay's Bigod Way
For something less rural, the quintessential Suffolk market town of Bungay and the surrounding area offers three great circular walking routes to choose from.
There's a selection of free and pay and display parking available, for the shorter option; a two and a half mile stroll around Outney Common or for the more ambitious, take on the five and a half mile 'Bigod Way' walk around Bungay, Earsham and the Bath Hills.
The Suffolk Coast's church trails
Probably a walk for the more experienced walkers among us, requiring sturdy boots and a copious supply of water!At Westleton Heath there are paths galore here, winding through woodland glades, across fields and moorland and along trickling streams.
This part of the county is home to some of Suffolk's prettiest churches too; follow the Angels & Pinnacles church trail from St Andrew's Walberswick to St Peter's in Westleton (6.5 miles) or for shorter routes, try the Walberswick to Blythburgh or Southwold to Walberswick routes.
Download the map and trail here:
Felixstowe and the Deben Peninsula
Taking in fields and riverside paths, along the sea wall and over stiles, the 6.4 mile walk commencing at Felixstowe Ferry is for the seasoned dog walker. The walk takes at least 3 hours, but is worth it to take in views of the Deben estuary.
For a slightly easier stroll, walk along the River Deben, and enjoy views of the UK's last working tide mill in Woodbridge. Free parking is available at The Avenue car park. Take a look at our guide to the Deben Peninsula for more things to do and walks.
Coastal walk from Kessingland to Pakefield
The wild beaches of Kessingland and Pakefield are perfect for dogs who love a splash in the sea. The cliffs at Kessingland are replaced by dunes, maram grass and fisherman's boats at Pakefield. If you've still got some energy, continue on to the golden sands at Lowestoft, or head into the coastal villages for a wander round the winding coastal lanes.
For more walking routes and inspiration take a look at our Walking Guide