Orwell Country Park
Enjoy fabulous views of the River Orwell in this delightful country park in Ipswich. There are woodland walks and riverside footpaths to enjoy in over 200 acres of parkland. There's good facilities with a good sized car park where you can directly pick up the trails.
The Stour and Orwell Walk also runs through the park so there is scope for continuing your walk along the river. If you head east you can visit the splendid Trimley Marshes where there is a huge variety of water loving birdlife to look out for.
You could also head north along the Suffolk Coast Path and enjoy a walk around the attractive Ipswich Docks and Marinas. You'll also pass through the adjacent Landseer and Holywell Parks.
PostcodeIP10 0JS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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The Raven is located just north of the car park in Ravenswood. They serve good quality food and also have a garden area for warmer weather. You can find them at postcode IP3 9QJ for your sat navs.
A little to the east there's the village of Levington where you'll find The Ship. It's an historic pub of some note, dating all the way back to the 14th century. The pub sits in a lovely spot, overlooking the Orwell River and next to the 16th century St Peter's Church. There's a charming interior with low ceilings and original beams as well as the warmth from the log burner. There's also pictures of sailing ships on the walls to add to the nautical theme. If the weather is good there's a decent outdoor area to relax in. You can find the picturesque thatched inn on Church Lane with a postcode of IP10 0LQ.
With lovely beaches and woodland trails the park is an excellent place to bring your dog for a walk. You're very likely to bump into other owners if you visit on a fine weekend day. The Ship Inn mentioned above is also very dog friendly with treats provided for your hungry friend.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head east from the park and you could pick up the circular Levington Walk which starts from the nearby village and visits Levington Creek and the delightful Nacton Shores. In the village there's also an historic 16th century church and a 14th century pub for refreshment.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Suffolk Walks page.