From secluded beaches to stretches of country fields and wooded paths – Suffolk is home to a number of great walks. 

Here are five of the best autumnal walks to explore in Suffolk this year. 

1. Dunwich Heath

The National Trust site has a vast expanse of heathland, making it the perfect place for an autumn walk.

Walkers will also be able to spot a variety of wildlife and plants while enjoying scenic routes.

The area has been named as the best hidden gems in the country.

2. Framlingham Castle

Framlingham Castle really is an atmospheric place to visit in the autumn.

With a picturesque lake and the castle, which was made internationally famous by Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran, it is a perfect place to walk around and take in scenic views overlooking the small market town.

3. Clare Castle Country Park

A popular spot for ramblers, explorers and families alike, Clare Castle Country Park welcomes four-legged canine friends with open arms - and with 36 acres worth of parkland for you and your pooch to explore, you’ll all be sure to have a great day out.

4. Hadleigh Railway Walk

Another walk that is popular with dog owners. 

Starting at the old station, a leisurely stroll with your dog along Hadleigh’s Railway Walk is the perfect way to spend an autumnal Sunday. The disused railway track has long gone, with the remaining trackbed creating a path that takes you through peaceful meadows and towering woodlands.

5. Old Railway Walk, Sudbury

Lined by hundreds of trees, the old railway walk in Sudbury is a great place to see all the colours of autumn.

Linking Sudbury and Long Melford, fallen leaves are scattered over the path making it the perfect autumn picture.

While walking along the old railway you can also divert off and walk along the River Stour.