This year, the Suffolk Walking Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary and it is going to be bigger than ever before, with over 100 walks across much of the county.
There is something for everybody in the anniversary programme, whatever your walking experience or level of ability. There are ranges of different lengths of walks from one to four miles, going up to walks that are over fifty miles long for those who really want to challenge themselves.
As always, the festival offers a variety of themed walks: history, wildlife, mindfulness and friendship are just some of them. In the Waveney Valley is a 20 mile ‘Walking With the Saints’ walk on Wednesday, 31st May. Starting from Bungay golf course, the walk takes in many of the nearby churches.
The ‘Eye Airfield Heritage Walk’ takes place on Monday, 29th May and covers five miles in four hours, with a local historian to act as guide; ‘Along the Border and Back’ on Tuesday, 30th May is a 7.5 mile hike which crosses over into Norfolk; there is a three mile walk around the Thornham estate on Wednesday, 17th of May and on Wednesday, 24th May is a 2-3 mile health walk through woods and farmland leaving from Wickham Skeith Village Hall.
There are many other walks nearby to the Waveney Valley, find out more on the Suffolk Walking Festival website.