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Take part in Suffolk's Walking Festival

Join in during the National Walking Month of May for the 13th annual Suffolk Walking Festival, now established as one of Britain’s biggest and longest running walking festivals. 

Last year’s festival left an incredible 29 million footprints over 23 days across the county! This year’s event extends 9 May to 31 May and over three weeks you can explore Suffolk with over 120 guided walks and lots to do in the Spring Half Term. 

There are family friendly and fringe events at some of Suffolk’s most iconic and spectacular locations, a launch at Clare Castle Country Park on 9 May, plus a brand new Challenge Walk ‘Go West’ over 5 days (16th-20th May). 

With so much more than just walking, there is something for everyone: lots of short, medium, and long walks, and Nordic Walking too. 

You can experience ‘Forest Bathing’ (Shinrin-Yoku) Mindful Nature Walks, discover the Romans and Normans, and learn about the Cold War at Bentwaters.

There are walks on the mysterious Orford Ness with Kite the Sheepdog (and his shepherd Andrew), an Orwellian Adventure down the River Orwell, photography and art workshops,  meet Jemima Puddleduck, with lots more in between.

Tickets will be available from early March 2020 via the Suffolk Walking Festival website. Or why not subscribe to the Suffolk Walking Festival newsletter and follow the Festival on Facebook.