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Celebrating walks for everyone

The Walking Festival is now in full swing and there are plenty of walks suitable for every type of walker throughout Suffolk until 5 June.

Well done to everyone who took part in the exhausting Mega Challenge last week. 22 brave people took part in the 60 mile walk in 24 hours from Lowestoft to Felixstowe and all completed the walk within the time limit – with smiles on their faces too!

Parents With Prams is an ideal walk for people with young children and prams from Thorpeness to Aldeburgh on Friday 20 May starting at 9:30am. The 3.7 mile route follows the old railway line and includes a short rest stop – please bring suitable refreshments with you.

Nature lovers will be able to learn more about life at the Landguard Nature Reserve on the A Point Well Made walk on Saturday 21 May starting at 10am. On this 2 mile walk suitable for most levels of fitness, find out why the Reserve is such a rare habitat and why its an important bird migration hot spot. Donations towards bird food are welcome for this walk.

If you’re an early riser, there’s a perfect walk for you on Sunday 22 May, the Alde Estuary Walk For Early Birds starting at 6:30am. The 4.5 mile walk begins at Snape Maltings where you’ll enjoy the birdsong of the marshes, woodland and heathland finishing at the Plough and Sail for breakfast.

You can still grab the last remaining tickets for walks, to view the full Walking Festival programme and to book tickets, visit: www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk

Further information:
The Suffolk Walking Festival returns for its 9th year, running from the 14 May to 5 June and features a programme of over 70 walks, from one mile to sixty.

The programme includes a range of ‘challenge walks’ for both experienced and novice walkers, which emphasise the benefits of walking for mental and physical health.

For more information, visit: www.suffolkyearofwalking.co.uk

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