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Walkers Welcome in Woodbridge!

Woodbridge has always been a beautiful place to visit, but is now seeking to put itself firmly on the map by becoming the first accredited Walkers are Welcome town in Suffolk.  

The national accreditation scheme supports its members to provide information on routes, develop and maintain its footpaths and promote the social and health benefits that walking offers.  However, to become accredited, Woodbridge needs your help!  If you think this is a good idea, pledge your support now by signing the petition at the Suffolk Coastal Customer Services Desk at Woodbridge Library or emailing the Town Clerk at chris@woodbridge-suffolk.gov.uk  Signatures are needed by the end of September!

This campaign is being run by a small steering group, which has been nurtured by Discover Suffolk and supported by Woodbridge Town Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council and Choose Woodbridge. The group are seeking more community and business members who are passionate about walking and want to get involved in achieving the accreditation.  If this is you, put your best foot forward and contact the Town Clerk at the above email.  

Keith Dowse, from the Rotary Club of Woodbridge, said: “This is an excellent scheme to bring the community together.  Not only will it encourage people to get more active and explore our lovely town, but businesses can really benefit by promoting themselves to walkers in a range of ways.”

Finally, if you want to get really stuck in, come and volunteer for the Footprints Volunteer Days, which are run by the Countryside Team at Suffolk Coastal Norse.

Pauline Hammond, from the Ipswich and District Ramblers, already a Footprints Volunteer, said, “it's great fun as we get hot and dirty, sometimes wet, working in our beautiful Suffolk countryside but it's also very sociable as there's always time to laugh and chat; there's definitely a sense of achievement, I really feel I am doing something worthwhile.   I am supporting Woodbridge’s bid to gain Walkers are Welcome accreditation as I think it will be really beneficial to the town; as an enthusiastic rambler anything that promotes walking is good in my book!”

If you would like to become a volunteer, contact: Chris.Ryde@ncsgrp.co.uk


Things to see and do


Deben Boat Trips

Deben Boat Trips

Join the 'Oystercatcher' for a 30 minute river trip. Departing from The Quay, Waldringfield.

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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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Woodbridge Tide Mill

Woodbridge Tide Mill

Woodbridge

The Tide Mill has stood on the banks of the River Deben for over 800 years. The earliest record of a tide mill on this site by the River Deben is in 1170.

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Easton Farm Park

Easton Farm Park

Woodbridge

Home to plenty of animals, including a new contingent of ducklings, lambs, foals, chicks, piglets and calves every spring, Easton Farm Park never ceases to be a popular day out for families and school trips.

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Dog friendly


Woodbridge Golf Club

Woodbridge Golf Club

Woodbridge

Two beautiful heathland golf courses in an Area of Outsanding Natural Beauty.

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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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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

From tiny meadows to rolling heaths, the nature reserves extend all the way along the Suffolk Coast from Trimley Marshes at Felixstowe to Lound Lakes north of Lowestoft and are some of Suffolk's most inspiring wild places. 

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Woodbridge - Tourist Information Point

Woodbridge - Tourist Information Point

Tourist Information including a range of leaflets and guides to help during your visit are available within Woodbridge Library.

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Free wifi Wheelchair Accessible

events


Milling Demonstrations

Milling Demonstrations

Woodbridge | Sat 24th Sep - Sun 09th Oct 2016

Come to Woodbridge Tide Mill, Suffolk for demonstrations on how flour is slowly stone milled as part of the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival - Fringe Events Programme between 24th September - 9th October 2016.

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A Feast of Local Food: The Woodbridge Shuck Shellfish Festival

A Feast of Local Food: The Woodbridge Shuck Shellfish Festival

Woodbridge | Fri 30th Sep - Sun 02nd Oct 2016

The Woodbridge Shuck Shellfish Festival is back for a fifth year, from 30th September to 2nd October. 

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! Cornucopia ! 2016 Exhibition

! Cornucopia ! 2016 Exhibition

Saxmundham | Sat 17th Sep - Sun 02nd Oct 2016

This is the third year of the autumn ! Cornucopia ! autumn exhibition. 

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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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Woodbridge Vintage & Modern Market

Woodbridge Vintage & Modern Market

Woodbridge | Sat 01st Oct 2016

The Vintage & Modern Market returns to Woodbridge Shire Hall and Market Hill on Saturday 1st October from 9.30am to 4pm, bringing together the region’s leading vintage traders and local artisans, makers and craftspeople. 

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WHERE TO EAT


The Cake Shop Bakery

The Cake Shop Bakery

Woodbridge

Award-winning family run bakery set in the historical town of Woodbridge baking fresh bread and creating beautiful cakes using the best ingredients available and designing cakes that are visually stunning and taste delicious.

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The Firestation Cafe, Bar & Coffee Roasters

The Firestation Cafe, Bar & Coffee Roasters

Woodbridge

A small cafe and bar serving delicious coffee, cocktails, snacks and rather impressively roasting their own coffee!

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Free wifi Dog friendly


The Crown at Woodbridge

The Crown at Woodbridge

Woodbridge

Situated at the top of the bustling Thoroughfare, in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

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Free wifi