Hippocrates said that ‘walking is man’s best medicine’ - the organising team of the Suffolk Walking Festival would agree whole heartedly that ambulating in the fresh air benefits both the body and soul!
As 2016 is officially Suffolk’s Year of Walking, the festival has surpassed itself by kicking the campaign off with a whopping 78 wonderful walks in the festival programme!
And, there’s really no excuse not to take part as there are walks to suit all… fun walks, long walks, short walks, walks with your dog and walks with the kids, ambling to rambling – The list seems endless!
If you’re thinking that this walking malarkey all sounds a bit of a yawn, then you might want to think again, there is so much more to this year’s Suffolk Walking Festival than one would expect…
The festival launch walk takes place at RSPB Minsmere so you can appreciate all the wonders of SpringWatch en-route. Just one of many walks which takes in the fascinating wildlife and nature on The Suffolk Coast.
Inhale that salty sea air with a stroll starting at the South Pier Lowestoft finishing at the much loved Southwold Pier. You’ll certainly be ready to celebrate your achievement with a refreshing cuppa or two at the cafe to recharge the batteries!
Kids will love the walk in the park followed by a Teddy Bears Picnic and even walkers with very young children in buggies have lots of routes planned with them in mind.
Your four legged friend will be super excited to find they can join you on 32 of the ‘walkies’ on offer – Make sure they have plenty of fresh water to keep those tails wagging to the finish!
Accessibility of the Suffolk Walking Festival has been paramount this year. The organisers have made sure that 12 routes are suitable for wheelchair users too.
Have you ever thought that you just might meet the love of your life whilst strolling through the Suffolk Countryside? If you’re on the lookout for that special person, make sure you sign up for the Speed Dating Walk, it’s a great ice breaker and you may well need someone to tend to your blistered feet the next day!
Take The Suffolk Walking Festival in your stride this year and find out the best routes for you!