Go Walking in Suffolk with the Kids
Walking is an easy way to get some exercise – it’s great for all ages and abilities, and you can control how long, how far and the intensity of your walk. For families visiting us at Hemsby Beach Holiday Park, walking is also a fantastic opportunity to explore the local area, not just in Norfolk where our park is based but in the nearby county of Suffolk, which also has lots of beautiful landscape to discover! Read on for our favourite spots to go walking in Suffolk with the kids.
Beccles, a market town on the southern edge of the Broads National Park, is filled with unique and independently run shops and eateries. A popular location for visitors to the Broads National Park, whether afloat, on foot or in the car, Beccles is home to the Beccles Marshes Walks. Choose from Trail 1, a 1 mile walk which takes around an hour – great for little legs! – trail 2, which is 3 miles long and takes around 2 hours or, for the more experienced, perhaps try trail 3, a 5 mile walk which takes around 3 hours. The trails are circular, so you’ll always end up where you started meaning there’s no need to worry about being too far from the car.
Another market town gem on the edge of the Broads, Bungay has a wealth of historic attractions, a weekly market and public riverside green. Perfect for little ones, try the Short Walk around Bungay. A mile long, this walk will take you around the town passing some interesting landmarks on the way, including the castle, converted mill houses and the River Waveney! A slightly longer walk is also possible around Outney Common. 2 ½ miles long. Both walks are suitable for families with dogs, and dogs are welcome in the Earsham Street Café in Bungay’s town centre – free biscuits are even available for your furry friend!
Oulton Broad is accessible by bus from Great Yarmouth, as well as by car. This walk combines a medium difficulty stroll with visiting the landmark of Ness Point, the most easterly point in the UK. 5 miles long, your walk begins at Oulton Broad station and ends at Lowestoft rail station – meaning you can hope on the train to get back to the start of the walk rather than walk 5 miles back! The route is fairly flat, with paths and pavements for most of the way. This is great for families with older children, who will enjoy the journey through Oulton Broad and Lowestoft by foot and seeing the Euroscope at Ness Point!
Last reviewed 15th February 2018. Please check walk websites for suitability of walks for your party. Exert caution when walking with young children or those who have difficulty walking.