My favourite season is almost upon us, autumn! I love the fluffy jumpers, pumpkin spiced lattes and beautiful colours. It’s time to wrap up warm and explore Suffolk’s best autumn walks; perfect for a Saturday afternoon.
Christchurch Park is one of the biggest parks in Ipswich; with a stately home, gardens and even an information centre. This is perfect if you’ve got an hour free and want to get out of the house for a bit.
I used to go to Rendlesham Forest each year with my summer camp and I have great memories of building shelters with my team in the yearly competition (you won if you weren’t drenched when water was thrown over your shelter!). Although it’s a bit cold for that at this time of year, it’s not too cold to explore the UFO trail. The mysterious 3 mile walk allows you to explore witness’s descriptions of the incidents and you will be able to debate the conspiracy theories with your friends.
Knettishall Heath County Park
For some ancient Suffolk history, take the 2.5 mile Woodland Trail to view the Bronze Age burial mound. You may even see a Kingfisher along this trail or a muntjac. Whichever trail you choose to take through the woodland, there’ll be a huge variety of things to see.
Pin Mill is a gorgeous little village in Suffolk on the edge of the River Orwell. A woodland walk begins and ends at the local pub, so why not make a day of it and have a pub lunch during your visit. The woods are home to a variety of birds nesting around the area, so look out for them during your walk.
Near Sudbourne is a little known ancient wood called Captain’s Wood. With freely roaming deer, barn owls and bats, you’ll be sure to enjoy the local scenery (just remember to keep quiet if you want to see anything). Fallen trees with autumn fungi give the area a wild but beautiful look; this 1.5 mile trail won’t disappoint.