Eye Suffolk Walks - Near and Around
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.
PostcodeIP23 7AB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Eye Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Eye Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
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.
- Coddenham - This walk explores the parkland, countryside and rivers around the Suffolk village of Coddenham
- Harleston - This town in South Norfolk has some pleasant river trails through the Waveney Valley and an attractive town centre with several Georgian buildings to admire.
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.
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.