Suffolk’s Nature Spots

Suffolk has a wealth of places to soak up nature to improve your mental health, forest bathe or just enjoy being outside. Check out my favourite nature spots, routes and places below:

Arger Fen

An ancient woodland alongside fen meadow full of wildlife.

Distance: 1.8km

Time: 30mins-1hr

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Covehithe Beach

Walk among the ruins of a church, soak up the golden sands and let the kids clamber over sculpture like trees coming out of the sand.

Distance: 4km

50mins-1.5hr

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Dunwich Beach and Heath

Walk along the shingle beach, through heather moorland and native woodland as you listen and watch for wildlife.

Distance: 9km

Time: 2hr-3hr

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Minsmere

Walk among reedbeds, lowland wet grassland, shingle vegetation and lowland heath.

Distance: 2km

Time: 30mins-1hr

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Gipping Valley walk Stowmarket

Based mainly on the old towing path explore the heart of Suffolk. 

Distance: 4km

Time: 50mins-1.5hr

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Pin Mill

Peaceful woodland and heath-land with spectacular views of the River Orwell.

Distance: 3.5km

Time: 50mins-1.5hr

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Mickfield Meadow

Discover rare flora and fauna in a stunning flower-rich hay meadow.

Distance: 4km

Time: 1hr-2hr

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Shingle Street

Walk in history here and discover a 275m shell line started in 2005.

Distance: 4.5km

Time: 1hr-2hr

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There are over 5,700km of rights of way in Suffolk to be explored taking you through beautiful countryside to breath taking beaches. You can immerse yourself in nature locally or explore the county to improve your mental health.

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