GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dunwich Heath

2 miles (2.5 km)

This beautiful coastal heathland is a wonderful place for a peaceful walk. The area is owned by the National Trust and is covered in miles of good footpaths taking you through the pretty purple heathland. It's great for birdwatching withDartford warbler, nightjar and woodlark regular visitors to the area. Also look out for red deer andmuntjac deer. After exploring the heathland you can enjoy a stroll along the lovely Dunwich beach and take in the coastal views.
There are very good facilities with a National Trust tea room, shop and car park.
It's easy to extend your walk in this lovely area. The Suffolk Coast Path runs through the heath so you can pick this up and head north to Dunwich Forest. Here you will find miles of peaceful woodland walking trails and lovely conservation areas of marshland and wetland. Look out for Dunwich ponies and a variety of other wildlife in the woods.
Just to the south you will find Minsmere Nature Reserve. The reserve consists of woodland,reed bed,lowland heath, wet grassland andshinglevegetation. It attracts many different birds such as Avocet, Bittern and Marsh Harriers.
You can virtually explore the heath using the google street view link below!

Dunwich Heath Postcode

IP17 3DJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Dunwich Heath OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dunwich Heath Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Dunwich Heath.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)