As the days get longer and the weather improves, what better way to make the most of the spring than an adventure with our four-legged friends? Spring is a wonderful time to get some much-needed fresh air with our pups, before the summer heatwaves arrive and it’s too warm for them! Here are our top recommendations for dog walks in Suffolk this spring…
Rendlesham Forest’s UFO Trail
Rendlesham Forest is a beautiful, old woodland with miles of potential walking routes. Based around the historic UFO sighting in 1980, this waymarked trail is a great way to guide yourselves through the woodland, wetlands and heaths of Rendlesham.
This picturesque lakeside walk boasts a variety of iconic wildlife and stunning views. Whether you stick to the lakeside or go for a ramble through the woods and marshes, there is plenty of beauty to be found. Dogs do need to be kept on the lead here, but the scenery and variety for both us and our pups make it well worth a visit.
This 245-acre site offers plenty of space for a day on the trails. On-lead dogs are welcome anywhere on site, other than the exhibition hall and inside Tranmer House. The King’s River Café does, however, have a dog-friendly area!
Clare to Cavendish
This 7-mile, circular trail between these two Suffolk villages is a slightly more challenging walk for keen ramblers. With stunning views of the rolling Suffolk countryside, as well as plenty of dog-friendly pubs and cafes along the way, this route is sure to be a great day out for any active dog walkers.
Dunwich Heath & Beach
This National Trust site is home to a variety of wildlife, including rare species. Dogs are welcome all year round, although should be kept on a lead on the heath from the beginning of March until the end of August to protect the vulnerable ground nesting birds in the area. However, there is a designated “Woof Walk” where dogs are allowed off-lead all year and they are also allowed off-lead on the beach. There’s even a dog-friendly tearoom!
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