The Suffolk Walking Festival
The 11th Suffolk Walking Festival launches on Saturday 12th May and is going to the largest festival to date with over 120 events spread across 3 weeks. The Suffolk Walking Festival has come a long way in its 11 years. From small beginnings the event has grown and grown to encompass all of the county with a wide variety of imaginative and creative walks. This year also sees the introduction of the first ever Fringe Festival, a series of activities that are designed to get you close to nature in the very heart of Suffolk’s countryside.
The Walking Festival explores every corner of Suffolk, revealing hidden secrets and special gems from the impressive estate of Helmingham Park, to scenes that inspired Constable, to a dragon on a hillside! This year you can experience the Dawn Chorus with bird watching experts, identify wild flowers at Sizewell Belts, and listen out for the eerie churring of a Nightjar. Learn all about England’s Silk Capital, visit the Home of Horse racing, and get to grips with the Horrible History of Ipswich! We have Nordic Walking, Health Walks and Mindfullness Walks. The Lions Charity even have a Mutt Strutt around Alton Water for 2 and 4 legged walkers – there really is something for everyone!
The Festival launches in the impressive surroundings of St Peter’s Hall, home to the world famous St Peter’s Brewery. Tickets to attend the launch and all of the 125 events are available from March. More information can be found at www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk with copies of the Festival brochure available from March in your local library and Tourist Information Centre.