GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Eye Suffolk Walks - Near and Around

2 miles (3.5 km)

This walk visits the Suffolk market town of Eye. It's an interesting place for a walk with several listed buildings including the beautiful old church and the ancient guildhall. There's also a fine 16th century pub and Eye castle which dates back to the 11th century. The town is located just a few miles south of the Norfolk town of Diss.
This circular walk from the town uses sections of the Mid Suffolk Footpath and other public footpaths to visit the castle and the surrounding countryside. The castle was built shortly after the Norman conquest of 1066. It is one of just a few surviving motte-and-bailey castles from the early Norman period. You can climb to a splendid viewing platform and enjoy views over the town and the surrounding countryside.

Postcode

IP23 7AB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Eye OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Eye Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Eye

  • Diss - The attractive market town of Diss has some nice options for walkers with the pretty mere and the River Waveney in the vicinity
  • Mid Suffolk Footpath - This footpath runs from Hoxne to Stowmarket through the Suffolk countryside
  • Angles Way - This splendid walk through the Norfolk Broads was voted the best waterside walk in Britain by waterscape.com in 2003
  • Boudicca Way - Follow the Boudicca Way from Norwich to Diss on this walk through the beautiful, unspoilt South Norfolk landscape
  • Stowmarket - Enjoy a walk along the River Gipping on this walk from Stowmarket to Needham Market
  • Gipping Valley River Path - Follow the River Gipping from Stowmarket to Ipswich on this pleasant riverside walk
  • Ipswich - A circular walk around Ipswich with lovely river views and visits to a series of attractive parks
  • Needham Lake - Enjoy an easy stroll around Needham Lake on this short walk in Needham Market
  • Bradfield Woods - This National Nature Reserve near Bury St Edmunds is one of the best places in Suffolk for wildlife
  • Thornham Magna - This attractive Suffolk village includes a 14th century church, a fine 15th century pub and wonderful walking trails in the Thornham Hall Estate.
  • Harleston -

Pubs/Cafes

Head to the Queens Head for some post walk rest and refreshment. The ancient pub dates back to 1590 and boasts mediaeval beams, open fires and a fine garden for warmer days. The garden was originally part of the industrial area of Eye which flourished as a major market town until Diss overtook as the regional centre with the introduction of the railway. The serve good quality food and have an extensive selection of drinks. The pub is located in the heart of the town on Cross Street at postcode IP23 7AB for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The area is a nice place for a dog walk and the Queens Head mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west is the neighbouring village of Thornham Magna where you can try the Thornham Walks on the Thornham Estate. The estate is a great place for easy walks with pleasant woodland trails and a particularly lovely walled garden.

Photos

Eye - parish church of Ss. Peter & Paul from the castle - geograph.org.uk - 450641

Eye: parish church of St. Peter & Paul from the castle

Eye Castle - geograph.org.uk - 712956

Eye Castle

Broad Street, Eye - geograph.org.uk - 2906707

Broad Street, Eye

Sheep by the River - geograph.org.uk - 1947374

Sheep by the River

Eye Town Hall, Suffolk - geograph.org.uk - 155636

Eye Town Hall, Suffolk

The tower of Eye - geograph.org.uk - 4032

The tower of Eye

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