Dunwich, Suffolk, England

Dunwich Suffolk England Heather Walking Heathlands

I took this shot last weekend (early August) whilst walking on Dunwich Heath on the Suffolk coast. Its a really lovely place with gentle walks though the heathlands and down to the sea. The heather is vibrant and beautiful, although covered in bees which I am not a great fan of! For a relatively short walk there are many varied scenes to enjoy which lead you through the heather (and gorse in season), wooded areas, rivers, conservation pond then out to the shingle beach. Was lovely to be out in the countryside with the sun shining and the waves crashing on the beach in the background.

Top tips for Dunwich, Suffolk: The Dunwich Heath Coastal Centre is National Trust run and you pay £4.50 to park (per car/all day) but there are no other entry fees and well run facilities. You can pick up a free map of all the walking trails from a friendly volunteer, and walks range from one hour to three hours at a slow meandering pace and are well marked. There is a simple tea room with plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy your cream tea and scones upon. You can also enjoy the Seawatch hut and lookout room with free use of the telescopes, and if its nice weather stay all day and enjoy a bracing dip in the North Sea off the Suffolk coast!