Pettaugh Parish Council has worked steadily over the last few years to try to ensure that all footpaths in Pettaugh are well maintained and suitable for walkers at any time of the year. Many improvements have been made, including a number of new bridges. An example of the Parish Council working with Suffolk County Council for the benefit of the community.
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. In addition, visitors to the area can enjoy the passing scenery in a relaxed way without the bother of finding suitable parking places or having to worry about road safety.
The stations along the line provide convenient starting and finishing points from which walkers can explore the surrounding countryside, ranging from a short stroll (The Tide Mill Walk, no 4) to over ten miles of remote fields and woods (Alde Valley Walk, no 7). Click on the next link for a map and list of all the walks, and click on the name of any walk for details. East Suffolk Line Walk
The Mid Suffolk Footpath is over 20 miles in length and is Mid Suffolk District Council's first long distance route. It links Hoxne in the north with Stowmarket in the south. The walk has been divided into five easy stages, passing through Eye, Thorndon, Mendlesham and Stowupland. Click here for the maps of The Mid Suffolk Footpath and if you like walking in the area you may also be interested in Walking in Suffolk