5 things to do in Suffolk this weekend

PUBLISHED: 15:25 26 May 2020

St Andrew's Church, Covehithe (c) David, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

St Andrew's Church, Covehithe (c) David, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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Now that we’re able to travel a little further afield, each week we will be featuring a selection of walks, things to do or places to visit in Suffolk - all of which will adhere to social distancing guidelines of course!

This week we are featuring… A selection of Suffolk’s best views - please check all local information before heading out to find the viewpoint

St Andrews Church, Covehithe

Before falling victim to the same coastal erosion that caused much of Dunwich to be lost, Covehithe was a flourishing fishing port with the large church a physical symbol of the area’s success. As fortunes declined, large parts of the church were dismantled and today its shell provides one of the most hauntingly beautiful landscapes in the county.

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Covehithe, Suffolk

Dunwich Heath and Cliffs

Coastal erosion has destroyed much of the former settlement at Dunwich that flourished up until around the 13th century, giving the area a palpably eerie atmosphere. After looking down from the cliffs to imagine what the area may have looked like - you may even hear church bells from beneath the waves - head slightly inland to admire the serenity of Dunwich Heath and its gorgeous patchwork of heather and gorse.

Here are more of Suffolk’s National Trust sites.

Dunwich Heath Sunrise

The Splash, Kersey

If you’re looking for the prettiest village scene in all of Suffolk then stand next to - or in if you fancy getting your feet wet - The Splash, a small ford that runs over the bottom of Kersey’s Church Hill. Look one way and you’ll see the village church gazing down upon beautiful red-brick homes. Turn your head the other way and you’ll see the 14th century Bell Inn.

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Kersey

Landguard Point, Felixstowe

Located on the outstretched finger of Landguard Peninsula, from here you’ll be able to look over to Harwich and watch the comings and goings from its busy port and the adjacent Felixstowe Docks. This industrial view can be particularly eye-catching at night when the cranes are illuminated by nothing but artificial light.

You may also want to watch:

Here’s the story of Felixstowe’s fascinating flying boats.

Landguard Point

Dedham Vale

Appropriately known as Constable Country, this area of outstanding natural beauty was an inspiration to famed landscape painter John Constable and we’d be remiss not to include it on our list. Including Flatford, East Bergholt and Stratford St Mary, there are numerous village and countryside vistas for you to absorb while in the area.

Here are some great nature reserves in the Dedham Vale.

Flatford Mill

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