Walking around Wickham Market
Amazing walks all year round
Situated in the heart of the Suffolk coast Wickham Market is ideally placed for woodland walks and strolls along the coast line. The Suffolk Heritage Coast offers stunning scenery just a short drive away, but you don't need to get into a car to escape into the countryside. If you are staying in Wickham Market you can step out of your door and in minutes be immersed in the Suffolk Countryside.
A short stroll from the village centre will give you the opportunity to see an array of wildlife and farm animals. Keep your eyes open and you can expect to see cows, horses, sheep, swans, ducks, fish, dragon flies, moorhens, geese, kestrels, hawks, herons and so much more. At Wickham Market you are in the heart of the countryside, so put on your boots and get out and explore...
Pettistree Heritage Walks
Further countryside walks can be found in the neighbouring village of Pettistree. Please click on the link to find out further information about the Pettistree Heritage Walks. Please click on the link to access the Pettistree leaflet.
Wickham Market Walks
If you are keen to explore Wickham Market a little further, then the Wickham Market Mill route is a lovely walk within beautiful Suffolk countryside. To download details of this walk please click on the link below:
Additional Suffolk walks can be found here.
Rendlesham UFO Trail
In December 1980, Rendlesham Forest became a place of both national and international interest after a number of sightings of strange lights were reported hovering over the forest.
These lights have never been explained and have long been linked to the theory that the forest was a site for UFO landings. At the time RAF Woodbridge was being used by the U.S. Air Force and their personnel as well as their commander Lieutenant Colonel Charles 1. Halt also reported seeing unidentifiable lights over the skies of Rendlesham.
The events which occurred during this time have made Rendlesham Forest the most famous place in the United Kingdom to have witnessed so called UFO sightings. The reported sightings and events are now thought to be on par with Roswell in the United States and sometimes Rendlesham is referred to as "Britain's Roswell".
In 2005 with the help of lottery funding the Forestry Commission set up the UFO Trail for visitors to the forest. The trail has proved to be very successful and in 2014 an artist was commissioned by the Forestry Commission to create a UFO based on sketches of what was supposedly seen by some witnesses at the time.
The current trail is suitable for both young and older visitors. The trail is marked by silver arrows and is 3 miles long. The walk is graded as easy.
Rendlesham Forest is an ideal location for visitors as it offers wonderful woodland walks, cyle routes, picnic areas, facilities and play areas for families visiting with children.
For further information please click on the link to the Forestry Commission website.