A Wild Adventure - As You Like It

We would be delighted to create a bespoke event for you and your group

All Year round at Aldeburgh

From Aldeburgh to Snape and back (Spring - Autumn)

All Year at Framlingham

All Year at Framlingham

May - June at Rendham

July to March at Snape

All Year round at Thorpeness

All Year round at Thorpeness

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Tailored Wild Adventures

Most of our scheduled guided walks, workshops, summer camp nights and all the tried and tested tours below, can be tailored and organised for a wide range of dates and locations on the Suffolk coast and beyond.

You are very welcome to contact Monika via our contact form or on Monika@WASuffolk.com to discuss your ideas for a tailored event.

Adventures with us are possible at any time of the year and we will find something to explore in all seasons. All our routes and tours will include live interpretation of hidden stories by your guides and our activities are relaxed and enjoyable. We will often lead you to remote and wild locations off the beaten track to discover amazing wildlife and unique landscapes, and to learn more about the fascinating culture of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and other selected locations in Europe.

The further development of our tailored walk programme for the Suffolk coast has been awarded a generous grant by the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB Sustainable Development Fund in 2015/16.

Foot-Notes to Music – Britten’s Aldeburgh

For the best part of his life, world-famous composer Benjamin Britten lived in the iconic seaside town of Aldeburgh on the Suffolk coast. This is where you will still find traces of his most popular opera Peter Grimes; and this is where he founded the internationally acclaimed Aldeburgh Festival, where he lived with his partner Peter Pears at Crag House on Crabbe Street (before he moved to the Red House on the outskirts of Aldeburgh), and where he is buried.

Our relaxed walk will cover key moments in the composer's life, and Marc will talk about Britten's biography, his music and how deeply he and his operas are rooted in Suffolk's coastal  landscape.

This is a guided tour of up to 4 miles through the town and along the shingle beach, starting at Aldeburgh Parish Church (car park) and ending at the Red House - we can adapt our walking times to their opening times! Alternatively - for our shorter and only two hours long walk - we will finish at the church or a location of your choice such as a restaurant.

This walk can be customised further, can start from a location of your choice in Aldeburgh,  include a tour of the Red House or lunch arrangements; please contact Monika on Monika@WASuffolk.com, she will be happy to discuss and help with your special requirements.

The walk is suitable for wheelchair and pushchair users after prior arrangement and we can only accept guide dogs.

The price for this walk starts at £78 for two hours of guiding with a group of up to 15 people. A group of up to 30 people will be guided by two guides and the costs for this larger group are £96.

Our three hours long tour includes walking to the Red House and prices are £96 for up to 15 people and £124 for up to 30 participants.

Follow Elizabeth Garrett from Snape to Aldeburgh

First female English surgeon, Elizabeth Garrett and her sisters loved the Alde estuary and marshes where they spent an important part of their childhood. This walk from Snape to Aldeburgh is dedicated to these five pioneering Victorian women. Join our guides Monika, Suzanne or Marc for a walk that follows the Sailor's Path from Snape to Aldeburgh, and see key locations of the women's lives too. We will bring maps, old photos and other interpretation material to show you some places which have not changed much since while other locations hide their stories very well nowadays.

This is a guided tour of around 6-7 miles of walking starting at Aldeburgh Parish Church with a bus trip. The public bus will bring you to the start of the walking route at Snape Bridge, and we will need around 4 hours for the full 'round trip'.

The walking route leads through remote areas and needs two guides. The price for this tour is fixed at £192 (excluding the bus fees) and you can bring a group of up to 30 people. Well behaved dogs on a lead are welcome on this tour.

Lunch or tea at Snape Maltings can be arranged and included in the tour as well.

Four Quarters of Framlingham

Suzanne and Monika from the Wild Adventures under Suffolk's Skies team will guide you along some of the ninety-nine footpaths in the vicinity of the historic town; from north to south and east to west; from Romans to Mary Tudor, from an old railway to a preacher's barn. They will point out historic features, show you interesting perspectives of the town and tell many stories.

This is a guided walk of around 5 miles, starting by the pond opposite the Castle Inn (IP13 9BP), at the junction with Church Street and Castle Street. Some sections of our route will lead you off-road and suitable walking footwear and long trousers are highly  recommended.

The price for this walk starts from £96 for three hours of guiding for up to 15 people and £124 for up to 30 participants.

Well behaved dogs on a lead are very welcome on this walk.

Royals and Rebels in Framlingham

Stretch your imagination back to the Romans, Mary Tudor, or the castle's nobility. Suzanne and Monika, your two guides for this tour, will also remember Framlingham's rebel baron standing up against King John after the sealing of the Magna Carta, while walking you around town and countryside.

This is a guided walk of around 5 miles, starting by the pond opposite the Castle Inn (IP13 9BP), at the junction with Church Street and Castle Street. Some sections of our route will lead you off-road and suitable walking footwear and long trousers are highly  recommended.

The price for this walk starts from £96 for three hours of guiding for up to 15 people and £124 for up to 30 participants.

Well behaved dogs on a lead are very welcome on this walk.

Musical Landscapes

Join Marc and Monika for a relaxed walk through Suffolk's rural countryside that explores the connection between music, nature, and landscape. Listen to the sounds of wind, trees, birds and a small stream, learn about their translation into music, and hear what composers had to say about their sources of inspiration.

We will start and end at The White Horse at Rendham which offers an excellent menu as well as a fine selection of local beer. You are most welcome to join the guides for an extended chat about music, Suffolk and the environment in the award winning pub over dinner and drinks.

This is a two hours long, late afternoon guided walk of around 3 miles, starting at 5pm at The White Horse Rendham (IP17 2AF). The pub will be open for dinner after the walk.

The fee for this walk is £9 per person, with a minimum of ten and a maximum of twenty people.

Curlew River – In Britten's Footsteps

Start from Snape Maltings Concert Hall and walk in the footsteps of Suffolk's most famous composer. Listen to the eerie call of the birds on the Alde estuary, which inspired Britten to write his church parable 'Curlew River'.

Monika and Marc will explain wildlife and music on this relaxed evening walk along the river, up to the heath and through Snape Village where we will pass by Britten's first own home.

This is a countryside walk of 4-5 miles, starting at Snape Bridge/Snape Maltings (IP17 1SP) with two guides for around two hours. We recommend early evenings for this tour and dates and times have to be arranged with us in advance.

The price for this walk is fixed at £96 and you can bring a group of up to 16 people. Dogs on a lead are welcome.

Fantasy Village and WWII Trenches

Walk through the holiday village of Thorpeness and learn from Monika about its former Scottish owner and his social vision. Dave will guide the group to nearby RSPB North Warren reserve and help explore one of the best preserved WWII strong points in the country, with pillboxes and trench systems.

This is a countryside walk of 5-6 miles with Dave - our WWII specialist - and Monika for three hours. Dates and times have to be arranged with us well in advance.

The price for this walk is fixed at £155 and you can bring a group of up to 20 people.

We will start on the Green outside the Thorpeness Meare Tearoom. Dogs on a lead are welcome.

The Thorpeness Pay & Display car park at Remembrance Road (IP16 4NW) is opposite the meeting point.

Protecting Neverland

During WWII, Thorpeness was surrounded by anti-invasion defences, pillboxes, anti-tank ditches and more, some of them particularly well preserved. The Wild Adventures under Suffolk's Skies guides trace this ambiguity, with the dream of a perfect coastal holiday village at once protected and disturbed.

This is a countryside walk of 5-6 miles with Dave - our WWII specialist - and a second guide for three hours. Dates and times have to be arranged with us well in advance.

The price for this walk is fixed at £155 and you can bring a group of up to 20 people.

We will start on the Green outside the Thorpeness Meare Tearoom. The route is over rough, possibly muddy terrain and includes walking on sections of shingle.

The Thorpeness Pay & Display car park at Remembrance Road (IP16 4NW) is opposite the meeting point.