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Welcome to the Suffolk Walking Festival!

The Suffolk Walking Festival is one of the country’s largest and longest running walking events.

The festival takes place every May. Since its launch in 2008 it has developed a loyal following with a wonderful mix of walks for all abilities and all ages.

In 2012 we launched the Challenge Walk, a multi-day hike following one of the county’s many long distance trails.

And in 2018 we introduced the Fringe Festival, a series of events and activities where walking takes a backseat as you get close to nature in the very heart of Suffolk’s countryside.

2020 saw the festival put on hold but in 2021 we launched our very first VIRTUAL Suffolk Walking Festival! Over 10 days we ‘met’ hundreds of people with suggested walks of the day, many fascinating facts about the county, fun videos shorts and ‘Mindfulness Minutes’, and we even created The Suffolk Walking Podcast! You can still visit the VIRTUAL Festival by clicking on the VSWF 2021 page above.


We’re now making plans for 2022 and look forward to greeting and leading you around the varied landscapes, historic villages and meandering footpaths of Suffolk in May 2022!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news about our 2022 festival, and if you would like to be added to our newsletter mailing list please contact us and let us know.

All episodes of the Suffolk Walking Festival Podcast are available to listen to here, or from your favourite podcast provider

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Our Partners

The Suffolk Walking Festival could never happen without the generosity of so many throughout the county, and this year is no exception. Thank you to all our contributors, supporters and partners – we couldn’t do it without you!

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EADT Suffolk logo
East of England Co-op logo
Clare Castle Country Park logo
Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB logo
Dedham Vale AONB logo
Churches Conservation Trust logo
Natural England logo
National Trust logo
East Suffolk Lines Logo
Southwold Town Council logo
Landguard Partnership logo
Norfolk and Suffolk Long Distance Walkers Association
Walkers Are Welcome logo
Thornham Walks logo
Suffolk Archives logo
RSPB logo
Walking on Air logo
Nordic Walking East Anglia logo
Big Sky Mind Mindfulness logo
Sudbury Town Council logo
Brecks Fen Edge & Rivers logo
Broads Authority logo
Babergh Mid-Suffolk Councils logo
West Suffolk Council logo
Visit Suffolk logo
Ipswich Borough Council logo
East Suffolk Council logo
The Ramblers logo
OneLife Suffolk logo
Screen Suffolk logo
Discover Suffolk logo
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