Walk Information

Walkers studying the walk leaflet

Walks are listed in the ticket shop (Ticket Source) in date order (split by day), with information on distance and duration against each entry. Please check on each listing for facilities such as parking and toilets and whether dogs are allowed. Please note, all distances and times are approximations and whilst every effort is made to ensure they are as accurate as possible, there can be variations on the day.

Please select your walks with care. Pay special attention to the pace and fitness ratings: a slow pace walk may sound easy, but if spread over a whole day, it may require a moderate level of fitness. The festival is a great way to test your fitness levels. See if you can a walk a little further than you’re used to, but please be measured: if you’re new to walking this may not be the time to see if you can walk 18 miles in one day!

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of your walk to ensure it can leave on time.

For booking queries contact the box office on 07858 973774

Buying your tickets

It is essential to book in advance as each walk has a maximum group size and walk leaders are not equipped to take money on the day. All walks must be paid for in advance. Refunds will not be given unless a walk is cancelled by the organisers or their agents, or in exceptional circumstances.

Ticket sales for each walk close the day before the walk.

Online Booking (no booking fees)

Ticket sales are completed by TicketSource. New for 2024 are no booking fees. You pay the ticket price, not a penny more.

Need help purchasing a ticket?

If you need help purchasing a ticket please contact the ticket office on 07858 973774 and we will endeavour to help you.

Start Locations

We know from experience that some post codes create confusion! So this year when you book your ticket you will also be provided with a ‘what3word’ (what3words.com) reference to pin-point the exact start location. ‘what3words’ is a free app that uses 3 random words to identify a precise location and then navigates you there using google maps.



Children (under 12) are welcome on most walks but must be accompanied by an adult (over 18). Please check the listing for family-friendly walks.

Dogs allowed


Because some walks go through conservation areas we cannot always accept dogs. Where dogs are permitted, please ensure they are kept under close control and always clean up after them. However, assistance dogs may be accepted (please see the listing for more details).

Cancellation & Refund Policy

All events must be booked and paid for in advance. Please note, walk leaders cannot accept money on the day. Refunds will not be given unless a walk is cancelled by the organisers or their agents or in exceptional circumstances.

If an event must be cancelled due to exceptional circumstances, we will endeavour to contact you beforehand. Please leave a mobile phone number and an email address when you book.


Whilst we endeavour to make all our walks as safe as possible, any event attended is done so at your own risk. Due care has been exercised in organising the WALKING FESTIVAL, however, the COUNCIL and sponsors accept no liability for loss, accident or injury caused to any person following the routes. You are advised to check your own personal accident cover before taking part.

You should choose walks within your capabilities; the walk leaders are experienced but must take your word that you are sufficiently fit for the grade of walk you have chosen. In the event of any unforeseen circumstances, the Suffolk Walking Festival partners reserve the right to change or cancel a walk without prior notice.

Pace Ratings

Slow - a gentle stroll (up to 2mph)

Slow pace – a gentle stroll

(up to 2mph)

Medium - a steady pace (up to 3mph)

Medium pace – a steady pace

(up to 3mph)

Fitness Ratings

Easy - suitable for all - a short walk at a slow pace

Easy – suitable for all

(short walk at slow pace)

Moderate - used to walking (longer distance at steady pace)

Moderate – used to walking

(longer distance and steady pace)