The East Suffolk Line, the railway linking Ipswich and Lowestoft, traverses some of the most delightful of Suffolk’s unspoilt countryside.
The entire line was proposed for closure in the 1960s but the present route was saved following a local campaign and today continues as a lifeline for rural communities and the string of towns that it serves.
The stations along the line provide convenient starting and finishing points from which walkers can explore the surrounding countryside, ranging from a short stroll to over ten miles of remote fields and woods.
For more ambitious ramblers, walks can be joined up to make a long distance trail of over 70 miles.
The paths, bridleways and tracks included in the recommended routes were selected to provide reasonable directness, variety of landscape, local interest and to allow walkers to enjoy a largely traffic-free environment.
Even the outskirts of Ipswich and the approaches to Lowestoft can be traversed by pleasant ways through parks, undeveloped green spaces and small roads.
The Felixstowe Line stations at Trimley and Felixstowe give easy access to some of the best coastal and estuarine scenery in East Anglia.
Page last updated: Thursday 7 June 2018