This is our 'first release' of this page and only half of the routes have been proof read, walked and checked by others - these walks are marked as such so please use care when using them.
Sutton sits in the Suffolk Sandlings AONB between the Broxtead Estate and the River Deben and is at the centre of an extensive network of footpaths but very few roads . This means you can walk for miles without crossing a road and, because of the free draining soil, it's accessible even after a lot of rain. So, if you're stuck in the mud to the west of the A12, try us!
The map gives an idea of where each walks goes and below that there's downloadable details All the walks except No 5 start and end at our Village Hall (free parking!) with a brief description and and the distance, no 5 goes from the South Car Park on the B1083, Sutton Common
The .PDF file can be downloaded to to give you a map and more details of the walk.
The .gpx file can be used with mapping/walking apps on smart phones - for the uninitiated it should show the route of the walk on the map on your phone and the devices GPS will show you where you are. Search the web for 'Walking Apps UK' - the 'Heart Matters' website form the British Heart Foundation has a useful list. The walks below were all created using the 'Myviewranger' app so, thank you to them for the use of their site.
|Walk||Description of the walk||Miles||Click below for a .PDF file||
Click below for a .gpx file
|1||Sutton Hoo - Walk down to the river then follow it upstream to Sutton Hoo, returning via Bromswell Heath and Sutton Common. N.B. If you have a party with two cars this can be done as a one way walk via the river to Sutton Hoo - 5.5 miles THIS WALK HAS NOT BEEN PROOF READ etc. YET||10||Open||Open|
Ramsholt - down to the river again but this goes downstream to the Ramsholt Arms which has featured in a number of films, return is via farmland, Shottisham and part of the broxtead Estate. THIS WALK HAS NOT BEEN PROOF READ etc. YET.
|3||Hollesley - A walk over farm tracks and heathland to the neighbouring village of Hollesley (pronounced Hosely!) and back.||7.3||Open||Open|
|4||Broxtead Estate - a shorter walk over the Estate on quiet sand tracks and patches of heathland and woods. THIS WALK HAS NOT BEEN PROOF READ etc. YET||3.4||Open||Open|
Sutton Common/Woods - This short walk from the South Car Park on the B1083 goes around the heath and woodland. THIS WALK HAS NOT BEEN PROOF READ etc. YET
|6||Wood Hall and Vale Farm - a walk through pleasant countryside passing a splendid avenue of old trees as well as other plantings of older trees. THIS WALK HAS NOT BEEN PROOF READ etc. YET||3.4||Open||Open|
If you're craving a longer walk, 16 miles, follow No 1 'backwards' from Sutton to Sutton Hoo and, after a coffee, continue to Methersage Quay and then follow the river all the way to Ramsholt Arms (check the website for opening times).
After a break head back to Sutton following No. 2.