Posted on April 11, 2017

Best paw forward for charity dog walk

Local hearing care specialists, The Hearing Care Centre have announced a return of their special charity dog walk – helping raise funds for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

The 4 – 5 mile route takes in the beautiful countryside and river views between Newbourne and Waldringfield and promises to be a treat for any four-legged friends and their owners alike.

The morning stroll takes place on Saturday 20th May 2017 (9.30am), in Newbourne, with breakfast being served at the halfway point – The Maybush Inn in Waldringfield.

Hearing Care Centre Audiologist and Managing Director Karen Finch, who herself has a young Cockapoo, said “Whether you have a dog or not, we would love for you to join us. Enjoying a spot of breakfast and a breath of fresh air whilst raising money for a fantastic charity – what could be better?!”

The walk forms part of the Suffolk Walking Festival which takes place between 13th May – 4th June 2017. They are celebrating their 10th anniversary with over 100 walks organised across the county already.

Tickets for the event are £10 which includes breakfast, bottled water and doggie treats. Anybody can take part and dogs are not compulsory.

To book your place visit or for more information call 01473 230330.

The Suffolk Walking Festival 13 May – 4 June 2017

Posted on April 11, 2017

The Suffolk Walking Festival

13 May – 4 June 2017

This year, the Suffolk Walking Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

There really is something for everybody this year. Whether you’re a novice or expert, young or old, walking with your family or walking alone, you are bound to find a walk that tickles your fancy.

There are a range of short walks that are between one and four miles. There are a range of walks between five and ten miles. There are also walks that are over fifty miles long for those who really want to challenge themselves.

You can take part in any of these walks at your own pace, with a group or against the clock.

This year’s festival also offers a variety of themed walks for you to get stuck into. There’s Duelling Dragons in Sudbury, where you will visit the oldest part of Sudbury and learn the answers to quirky questions such as ‘which dragon won the fight on Ballingdon bridge?’

If you’re looking for something a bit more subdued, you can watch for birds as you stroll around Westleton Heath. There’s also a speed dating walk, where you could meet new friends or a partner.

If you’re hoping to take your little ones on a stroll, there are a selection of walks during the half term period from golden mile walks between parks and museums in Lowestoft to activity routes in Ipswich and Sudbury. There’s even a trail even a trail or two at Jimmy’s Farm for those of you who’d like to meet the animals and see behind the scenes.

The Suffolk Walking Festival is the perfect way for people of all ages and abilities to get out and enjoy the Suffolk Coast and countryside. Walking is also great for our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. So come on, let’s go for a walk!

The end of this year’s Suffolk Walking Festival is coinciding with the end of Suffolk’s Year of Walking. Suffolk’s Year of Walking is a campaign that celebrates walking, as well as encourages those who don’t walk too often become at least a little bit more active.

Please visit for further details.

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