Friars Meadow is an area of riverside grassland ideal for picnics and family games. Lying alongside the River Stour close to the Kingfisher Leisure Centre there is easy access from the town centre and plenty of free parking. The adjacent Sudbury water meadows are grazed in the Summer months and are the longest continuously grazed pastures in East Anglia.
Adjacent to the meadows is the Valley Walk, a linear route along part of the former railway line between Sudbury and Cambridge. A 3 mile walk to Long Melford Country Park take in views of the meadows and rivers.
Kone Vale is a small area of willow woodland that lies either side of the Railway Walk