The sun is out and the air is mild; it's the perfect time to pop on the walking shoes and head out into the great outdoors to spot the signs of spring. We've put together a selection of our favourite spring walks; taking in snowdrops, daffodils, bluebells, birds chirping and blossom scents.
This walk gives you two options, a 5 mile longer route from The Westleton Crown to The Ship at Dunwich or a shorter 3.5 mile walk from The Ship to The Westleton Crown. The routes take you past Minsmere lakes, Dunwich Woods and Westleton Heath where you can spot Bluebells, butterflies and grazing Dartmoor Ponies.
A 5.5 mile walk starting in the historic town of Bungay. Commence at Bigod's Castle before strolling along the River Waveney; be on the look-out for Otters, Kingfishers and a plethora of bird-life. You will join the Angles Way before finishing back in the town where you can enjoy a refreshing pint or coffee and cake in one of the many pubs and cafes.
Close to the natural wildlife haven of the River Blyth, there are a network of footpaths and bridleways to explore around the pretty coastal village of Walberswick. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the area is home to a wide variety of animals and bird-life including 5 species of deer, Natterjack Toads, Bitterns, Marsh Harriers, Bearded Tits, Woodlarks and Nightjars.
This route takes you through part of the RSPB's Stour Bride Estuary Reserve ancient woodland. The habitat of a range of woodland and plant-life including Wood Spurge, Yellow Archangel and lBuebells, in the spring, the forest floor is carpeted with the pretty white flowers of the Woodland Anemone.