Walking Festival Cottages

What leaves 24 million footprints, uncovers hidden treasures and touches every corner of Suffolk every May? The Suffolk Walking Festival does! Now in its 12th year, the festival has established itself as one of Britain’s premier walking festivals with over 120 walks and events across the county. And the 2019 festival (May 11th to June 2nd)  is going to the most creative, imaginative and ambitious one to date.  

There are over 120 walks and events from dawn chorus to hidden orchids, from Arthur Ransome to John Constable, and from Anglo-Saxons to naval heritage. There’s even murder, myths and a little bit of magic too. 

Some of the 2019 highlights include a walk with Kite, talking to owls and riding in jeeps! Kite’s day job is the Orford Ness sheepdog and she’ll be joined by her shepherd owner to explain how sheep manage the reserve for wildlife. Then there’s a Night Safari when you’ll enter an ancient woodland just after sun down to experience the wood’s nocturnal life slowly waken (and get to talk to owls!). Very special this year is a 6-mile walk to Eye Airfield where we’ll explore its war-time heritage before taking a ride in vintage military vehicles. 

As well as these there is a walk discovering the fascinating history of Ipswich’s Waterfront followed by a Thames Barge cruise down the River Orwell; an 80-mile Challenge Walk from Lowestoft to Ipswich; and a celebration of the Stour Valley Path with an evening outdoor supper. There are walks and events for everyone: short strolls, gentle rambles, long hikes; family walks, history walks, nature walks; story-telling, art lessons, photography courses; walks with boat trips, walks with breakfasts, even walks with train rides.

This year also sees the second Fringe Festival, events where walking takes a back seat to allow you to immerse yourself in the very heart of the Suffolk landscape, to capture or experience the countryside in new ways. One example of this are our Mindfulness walks in very special locations, far from the disturbance of everyday life. 

Suffolk Secrets is delighted to support this event and for the third year running is the 'Official Accommodation Partner'.

The 2019 Suffolk Walking Festival and Fringe is May 11th to June 2nd. All walks are ticketed, and all tickets must be purchased in advance. Brochures are available in various outlets including tourist information centres and Cotswold Outdoors. To find out more and to buy tickets visit www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk 


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Woodbridge, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

PHW

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£995 - £1645
per week
From £746 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Gold
  • A luxury top floor apartment which has been beautifully furnished and has the most spectacular views over the River Deben.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 16 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
10% Off!

Ufford, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

STABU

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£405 - £715
per week
From £304 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Gold
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Pub 0.9 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
10% Off!

Eye, The Suffolk Countryside

WLO

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£405 - £750
per week
From £304 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Gold
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Pub 1.3 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

TSD2

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£460 - £830
per week
From £345 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • The perfect couples getaway. The Sun Deck offers all you will need for a relaxing holiday by the sea.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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Ufford, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

HAWK

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£440 - £735
per week
From £330 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Pub 0.4 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

ESC

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£400 - £710
per week
From £300 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Situated in the much-loved town of Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast, Escape is a fantastic self-catering apartment ideal for couples looking for a romantic holiday.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Kelsale, Suffolk Coast and Heaths

VCOT

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£450 - £695
per week
From £338 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A charming ground floor cottage, beautifully furnished to make a homely and welcoming couples abode. Ideally situated just off the A12.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Pub 0.5 miles
10% Off!

Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

INT

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£405 - £700
per week
From £304 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Pub 0.3 miles
10% Off!

Thrandeston, The Suffolk Countryside

POPP

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£430 - £670
per week
From £323 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Pub 2 miles
10% Off!

Snape, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

AL140

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£395 - £675
per week
From £296 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 6 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
10% Off!

Woodbridge, Woodbridge & Surrounding Villages

4KM

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£345 - £635
per week
From £259 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Sudbourne, Aldeburgh & Surrounding Villages

MEB

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£445 - £795
per week
From £334 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A well presented holiday cottage, perfect for a couple looking to explore this beautiful part of Suffolk.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
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