GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Nowton Park

2 miles (3 km)

Explore 200 acres of beautiful Suffolk countryside landscaped in a beautiful Victorian style in this country park in Bury St Edmunds. There are well maintained footpaths taking you around the park with good facilities including a visitor centre and cafe. The park is located just over a mile to the south of Bury St Edmunds town centre so can be easily reached on foot. The Bury to Clare Walk runs just past the park so there is scope for continuing your walk if you have time.

Nowton Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Nowton Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The on site Grounds Cafe serves a good range of food including paninis, toasties, sandwiches, delicious home made soups and jacket potatoes.

Dog Walking

The park is a popular place for dog walkers so you'll probably see other owners on your visit. The cafe mentioned above is also very dog friendly with dog ice cream made from sausage meat and handmade dog biscuits available. Just a mile to the west of the park you'll find Hardwick Heath which is another good place to take your four legged friend. The 55 acre open space includes a large field where dogs can run around off lead.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Bury St Edmunds Walk starts in the town and visits the park. It also visits the delightful Abbey Gardens, the River Linnet and Hardwick Heath before making its way to the park.
A couple of miles to the west there's the National Trust's Ickworth Park. The expansive park is great for walking with 1,800 acres to explore. There's miles of footpaths taking you to lakes, woodland and arable fields.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Suffolk Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Nowton Park - - 21945

Nowton Park. Footpath and trees on a summer day.

Exotic tree, Nowton Park - - 1256547

Exotic tree. The park has examples of trees from all over the world.

Carved dragon, Nowton Park - - 978292

Carved dragon. One of several sculptures at the site.

Font in Nowton Park - - 911590

A font beside the School Pond in Nowton Park. It was created by the Oakes family, and also includes a distressed archway and font The font is believed to have originated from St Peter’s Church in Nowton village. The archway was brought here from St Mary’s Church in 1831.

Picnic area, Nowton Park - - 734066

View of the picnic area with daffodils in March 2008.

Lime Avenue, Nowton Park - - 730473

 Lime Avenue. The northern end of the avenue of trees, by the car park and main entrance. The Lime Avenue was planted around 1880 to give the estate a sense of grandeur and to provide the house (then Nowton Court) with a vista to its northern boundary. The trees here are 40m high. Over 100,000 daffodils were planted in 1989, the two species being King Alfred and Magnificent.

Nowton Park Car Park - - 734046

Car Park. A view of the good sized parking area at the site.

Small Footbridge in Nowton Park (2) - - 731304

Small Footbridge in the park.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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