Residents are invited to take part in Suffolk’s biggest walking festival to date

With up to 125 walks on offer, this year’s Suffolk Walking festival is shaping up to be the biggest yet.

Whether you are young or old, a novice or an expert, there is something for everyone! You could kick start your day on a Dawn Chorus walk or end it on a Twilight Safari. You can have a go at Nordic Walking and realise the power in your legs or spend a day discovering GeoCaching and seek out the treasures dotted around the landscape.

The festival launches with two walks at St Peter's Brewery in Bungay, on Saturday 12 May, each walk including a brewery tour.

Once again, the festival will include a challenge walk and this year’s walk covers over 60 miles in just four days. The walk explores The Sandlings, a landscape of sandy soils, heathlands and forests stretching between Southwold and Ipswich.

This year also sees the launch of the Festival Fringe, a series of events that get you close to nature in the very heart of Suffolk’s countryside. Fringe highlights include “Twilight Safari”, where you’ll experience night life waking up in an ancient woodland; “Suffolk Sketchbook” where you can learn to sketch in the iconic setting of Snape Maltings; and “Iconic Images”, a series of photography workshops with one of Suffolk’s leading professional photographers.

Tickets for the events and walks are now on sale. Buy tickets at www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk.