There are many wonderful walks in this part of Suffolk with its Nature Reserves (see Nature section above), Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and from the historic villages of the Suffolk Heritage Coast (see Towns, Villages & Historic Sites section).
The many footpaths throughout the area, are covered in the 212 & 231 Explorer & 156 Landranger OS Maps (available from us on loan or to buy).
There are also more than 70 FREE Suffolk walks available from Discover Suffolk.
This is the perfect place for Suffolk Cycling Holidays, with Bredfield being on the National Route 1, which can link up with the on road National Cycle Network along the Coast.
This passes through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The quiet country lanes and off road routes provide a delightful cycling experience (Suffolk Cycle maps are available from us on loan or to buy) . Alternatively, plan a route online with Cycle Streets.
For those who want to bring their bikes for the excellent cycling in the area, one of our stables has lockable bike storage. There is also bike hire with a delivery and collection service and guided day cycle routes from our site for Guests through Steve at East Coast Mountain Biking Pre-booking is advisable.
Much of the character of the area is influenced by the sea and rivers and there are boat trips taking place from Orford, Walberswick (please see towns and villages section).
There are also delightful trips with "The Oystercatcher" and "The Jahan" from Waldringfield Boat Yard from April - Sept t: 01473 736260 on the tranquil , wildlife rich (kingfishers, otters and seals have been seen, plus a wide array of birdlife) Deben River to Ramsholt, Bawdsey Manor, Woodbridge and Sutton Hoo.
DINGHIES & CANOES
For those with their own sailing dinghies and canoes, there is a wealth of beautiful unspoilt estuaries and rivers to explore:
For the more active learning sailing experience there is;
ALTON WATER SPORTS CENTRE, STUTTON
Based in 400 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside, Alton Water offers sailing, windsurfing and canoeing for members and day access for visitors. They also have an excellent RYA training centre t: 01473 328408
DEBEN WATER SPORTS CENTRE, WOODBRIDGE
located on the idyllic tidal waters of the river Deben at Woodbridge; the small centre offers personal safety equipment, changing facilities and teaching area t: 01394 388682
BAWDSEY QUAY LEISURE CENTRE
t: 0774 7847263