To help residents and visitors stay active and explore more of East Suffolk, over 70 miles of digital trails are now available to enjoy through the walking app Go Jauntly.
Supported by the ERDF Welcome Back Fund, East Suffolk Council is working to encourage people to visit their local high streets following the pandemic.
As part of this work, the Council has partnered with health and wellness company Go Jauntly who run a multi award-winning walking and wayfinding app of the same name, to deliver a series of new East Suffolk digital trails.
Using the free Go Jauntly mobile app, East Suffolk residents and visitors can enjoy over 70 miles of walking trails across the district.
The trails promote each of the district’s 12 main towns and villages, celebrating their individual characters and encouraging people to explore more of the local area.
In a joint comment, Cllrs Letitia Smith, East Suffolk’s cabinet member for Communities, Leisure and Tourism and Craig Rivett, Deputy Leader and cabinet member for Economic Development said: “These new digital trails will help both residents and visitors to explore more of East Suffolk, from our unique market towns to our beautiful countryside. As well as discovering more of the district on foot, people will inevitably spend time in their local high street, supporting our small businesses and helping our town centres to recover after the difficulties of the pandemic.
“Additionally, one of our priorities identified in our Strategic Plan is to help residents lead healthy, active lives and these new walking trails will help more people to get outside and increase their activity whilst supporting local businesses.”
As well as incorporating existing walks into the app, there are an additional 25 miles of new walking routes which have been especially created for East Suffolk Council by Go Jauntly.
Hana Sutch, CEO and Co-Founder at Go Jauntly said: “It’s brilliant that we have expanded into East Suffolk. The area is one of my favourites and so full of historic characterful towns and villages with a gorgeous coastline. The pandemic hit local independent businesses hard so by creating walks – exploring fabulous locations on foot – people can shop, eat, drink to their heart’s content.”
The Go Jauntly app helps you to find new walks based on your location and provides simple photo guides to help you navigate whilst also giving tips on nearby points of interest, places to eat and public toilets. You can also save or download your favourite walks so you can enjoy them again and again.
Go Jauntly walks are available in Aldeburgh, Beccles, Bungay, Framlingham, Felixstowe, Halesworth, Leiston, Lowestoft, Saxmundham, Southwold, Wickham Market and Woodbridge.