The Mid Suffolk footpath runs for 20 miles through the attractive farmland of Mid Suffolk linking the small village of Hoxne with the busy town of Stowmarket.
The route meanders through the gentle river valleys of the Gipping, Dove and Waveney rivers, along green lanes through a modern farmed landscape and through a number of attractive villages with local pubs, churches and other places of interest. The landscape is gently rolling with scatted small woodlands, huge skies and distant ever changing views. There are no strenuous climbs (no mountains in Suffolk!) and walking conditions are generally good in all but the wettest weather. There are many historical associations along the trail too. The Hoxne hoard – now in the British Museum – was the biggest hoard ever found in this country at the time, containing over 15,000 coins. St Edmund (of Bury St Edmunds fame) was martyred by the Danes in 689/690 close by. At Eye, the remains of the 12 Century Motte and Bailey castle are just a short diversion off the path and the nearby church is well worth a visit. So too are the churches at Thwaite and Mendlesham. (Source: Mid Suffolk District Council