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Best Foot Forward Suffolk

Best Foot Forward Suffolk


In the hectic day to day rush of getting from one place to another as quickly as possible there is seldom the opportunity to simply slow down and take a look around. More and more often we are encouraged to think of our leisure activities as part of a keep-fit regime rather than an enjoyable pastime and, as a result, an afternoon walk can be more akin to a route march than a pleasurable outing.

Walk 2 Rougham

Walk 2 Rougham

BEST FOOT FORWARD SUFFOLK (Countryside Books £4.99) by CYRIL FRANCIS has been specifically devised for those who would rather do their walking at a more considered pace. The 12 circular routes range from 2 to 5 miles and are designed to allow plenty of time to admire views, discover local flora and fauna and explore country villages and places of interest along the way.

To jump straight to the guided routes themselves, please see Best Foot Forward Suffolk: Guided Walks

Walk 3 Lavenham - shady path alongside former railway track

Walk 3 Lavenham - shady path alongside former railway track

Details such as how to get to the start and where to park are given. There are also photographs illustrating points of interest along the way and numbered sketch maps which correspond with the numbered paragraphs in the text, so that walkers can see at a glance where they are. Each walk has a recommended refreshment stop and suitable picnic areas.

Walks into History: Norfolk & Suffolk

Walks into History

Find 16 circular routes of between 3½ and 7 miles in length which take the walker through 3,000 years of the Norfolk & Suffolk’s colourful past in Walks into History, a book by John Wilks.


Walk 8 Snape - Snape quay beside River Alde

Walk 8 Snape - Snape quay beside River Alde

The routes take the walker through some of Suffolk’s most beautiful countryside and include walks beside Alton Water reservoir and the tranquil River Stour; through Snape Warren Nature Reserve, a haven for wildlife, with outstanding views across the estuary; Dunwich Heath, a unique area of low heathland, which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; and along the charming railway walk on the former Bentley to Hadleigh branch line.

Walking in Suffolk

Walking in Suffolk

Walking in Suffolk is fun for all ages and levels of fitness. Click on the link above to find out all you need to know about walking around glorious Suffolk, including information on paths and tracks, walking groups, and also guided walks.


Walk 7 Shingle Street - martello tower beside coast path

Walk 7 Shingle Street - martello tower beside coast path

There is also the opportunity to visit Lavenham's magnificent ‘wool’ church; the historic town of
Hadleigh with its Deanery Tower, church and medieval timber-framed guildhall; the impressive ruins of Framlingham Castle; and the distinctive Martello Towers at Shingle Street.

Pub Strolls in Suffolk

PUB STROLLS IN SUFFOLK

PUB STROLLS IN SUFFOLK by Stowmarket author and walking enthusiast CYRIL FRANCIS is the ideal book to show you where to go and what to see in Suffolk. It contains thirty circular routes, all 5 miles or less and suited to all age groups. Please click on the link above for more information


Walk 10 Dunwich - Dunwich beach


‘Enjoy each walk’, says author Cyril Francis. 'Take time to savour the sights encountered and be amazed at what Suffolk, one of the country’s greenest counties, has to offer. Happy walking!’

For FULL details on all of the above mentioned walks, please see Best Foot Forward Suffolk: Guided Walks

Walk 11 Walberswick - village common

Walk 11 Walberswick - village common

CYRIL FRANCIS lives in Suffolk and devises walks for the East Anglian Daily Times Colour Supplement EA Life; Suffolk Magazine and Country Walking Magazine. A member of the Ramblers’ Association, he leads walks for his local group. He is also the author of Pub Strolls in Suffolk, Pocket Pub Walks in Suffolkand Drive and Stroll in Suffolk.

Walk 6 Alton Water - Royal Hospital School buildings

Walk 6 Alton Water - Royal Hospital School buildings

BEST FOOT FORWARD SUFFOLK by CYRIL FRANCIS is published by Countryside Books at £4.99 and is available from all local booksellers, some local garden centres and attractions and direct from the publishers on www.countrysidebooks.co.uk

You may also be interested in reading the following - -

Kiddiwalks in Suffolk

Suffolk Villages and Towns

Nature Reserves in Suffolk

Pubs in Suffolk

Dog Friendly Pubs in Suffolk

Dog Friendly Beaches in Suffolk

Have you been walking in Suffolk? Where did you go and where were your favourite spots? Please send all your reviews to suffolkguides.admin@suffolktouristguide.com.

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