Get out and enjoy The Great Outdoors in Felixstowe.
Put your best foot forward along our coast and through the surrounding countryside, or discover on two wheels with a seaside bike ride.
Check out our wide range of walking and cycling routes to explore.
There are two circular walk leaflets from Suffolk County Council (www.discoversuffolk.org.uk) taking in the Landguard Peninsula and Felixstowe (6.5 miles/10.4 kilometres); and the area around Trimley Marshes (6 miles/9.6 kilometres). Discover history, heritage and nature.
Please note: these documents are in pdf format, and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print.
This route of approximately 5 miles (8 kilometres) runs along our entire coastline from Felixstowe Ferry to the Landguard Peninsula. It forms part of the much longer Suffolk Coast Path, and also links with the Stour and Orwell Walk. Pick up the Martello Coast Path map at the Visit Felixstowe Tourist Information Centre beach hut, located on the prom, opposite Felixstowe Town Hall.
- The walk can be easily split into shorter sections, such as the stretch from the Golf Road car park, past the Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club and two historic Martello Towers to Felixstowe Ferry. 1 to 1.8 miles (1.6 to 2.8 kilometres) (each way).
- This is described in the downloadable Easy Access/Easy Going Trail at www.discoversuffolk.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/felixstowe-ferry.pdf Please note: this document is in pdf format, and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print.
- Further information on the Suffolk Coast Path (60 miles/96.5 kilometres) and Stour and Orwell Walk (40 miles/64.3 kilometres) at www.suffolkcoastandheaths.org/exploring/visitor-guides/walk-guides
Our fantastic prom offers both walking and cycling for everyone. Start at Cobbold's Point, then enjoy the sea air, colourful beach huts and maybe an ice cream on your way to finish at Martello Park in the shadow of the historic Martello Tower 'P'. Around 1.9 miles (3 kilometres).
- The prom forms part of Sustrans Route 51 (part of the National Cycle Network). This also links with the two foot and cycle ferries
running from Felixstowe Ferry to Bawdsey; and the Landguard Peninsula to Harwich and Shotley. Further details at www.sustrans.org.uk/find-a-route-on-the-national-cycle-network/route-51
Follow the 'Heritage Trail' through the Felixstowe Seafront Gardens to uncover the many historical features, structures, colourful and unusual planting. Click here to download The Seafront Gardens - Heritage Trail (Interpretation Boards found in the gardens). Please note: this document is in pdf format, and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print.
Felixstowe Ferry is situated in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Footpaths run from the village beside the river Deben into the surrounding countryside, passing the 'King's Fleet' waterway. A circular route can be enjoyed using footpaths via the village of Falkenham. Around 7 miles (11.2 kilometres).
The Grove is one of the few remaining areas of mature woodland on the Felixstowe peninsula. Adjacent is Abbey Grove - a Woodland Trust Millennium Woodland first planted in December 1998. Both offer a network of shady paths and tracks. Discover a series of walks (1.5 to 7.5 miles/2.4 to 12 kilometres) in and around The Grove.
At the Landguard Nature Reserve, a circular walk takes you along the beach from the Manor Terrace car park to Landguard Point. You can then return via the paved path/cycle way through the reserve. Around 1 mile (1.6 kilometres). Download the reserve leaflet at www.discoverlandguard.org.uk/attractions/landguard-nature-reserve/visitor-information
Leave the car at home and take the train. East Suffolk Lines have put together two great walking routes:
- Deben and Coast: a walk linking Trimley and Felixstowe stations. 6 to 10 miles (9.6 to 16 kilometres). Several alternative routes available.
- Orwell and Trimley Marshes: circular walk from Trimley station of 6 miles (9.6 kilometres).
Download route directions and maps at www.eastsuffolklines.co.uk/walks
Check out a series of downloadable walking leaflets at the Trimley St. Martin Parish Council website. From the 'Two Sisters Stroll' to the 'Candlet Circuit'. Ranging in length from 1.5 to 4 miles (2.4 to 6.4 kilometres). www.trimleystmartin.onesuffolk.net/home/footpath-map-and-walking-routes
Why not create your own walking routes and trails in and around Felixstowe, using the FootPathMap website. www.footpathmap.co.uk/map/?zoom=13&lng=1.31209&lat=51.96145