Most walks in and around Clare are in PDF format. All will open in a new window.
The Circular Walks Series, collated by Clare Walkers, starting in the Car Park at Clare Castle Country Park; six routes marked on sections of the OS map, with directions and points of interest included in each:
Walk 1 Clare Loop moderate 2 or 4.5 miles up to 2 hours
Walk 2 Houghton Hall moderate 5 miles 2 hours
Walk 3 Clare Cavendish moderate 7 miles 3 hours
Walk 4 Long Lane moderate 4.5 miles 2 hours
Walk 5 Claret Hall & Stour moderate 5.8 miles 2.5 hours
Walk 6 Chilton Street moderate 4.6 miles 2 hours
Magna Carta Heritage Walk moderate/strenuous 8.5 miles
Our Monthly Walks’ Programme is shown on our Events page. Many are based on the walks listed above. They are led by trained volunteers based in Clare.
Located on Discover Suffolk which has walks all over Suffolk:
Angels & Pinnacles: 2 walks based on Clare (Clare-Cavendish, Clare-Stoke-by-Clare circulars, plus extension to Kedington)
Threads Clare-Cavendish: similar to our Clare Cavendish Circular but returning by the same northern route
Courtesy of Dedham Vale & Stour Valley Project:
Upper Stour moderate/strenuous 11.5 miles
Haverhill moderate 6 miles
Kedington leisurely 3 miles
Stoke-by-Clare moderate 5 miles
Belchamp-Brook moderate 9 miles
Glem Valley moderate/strenuous 9.5 miles
Long Melford: River Glem Circular/Chad Brook Circular moderate 7 miles/5 miles
Stour Valley Path strenuous 60 miles 10 sections 2 local sections:
This walk may be seen on an online OS map:
Bury – Clare Walk strenuous 19 miles
Wickhambrook Village website has an excellent list of walks all over our area.
Suffolk Area Ramblers have organised walks throughout the year in our area. The Sudbury group has its own calendar. There is the Stour Valley Group, another Ramblers association, targeted on people in their 20-40s.
Clare is a member of the Wool Towns Association: Hadleigh, Lavenham, Long Melford & Sudbury are the others. You’ll find more walks on the their sites.
For an explanation of our walking grades, please go to our advice page.
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