Parish Walks

Kesgrave and nearby

Welcome to the Parish Walks Guide. There are 9 walks in all. These are:

1 – Kesgrave (7.0 km)
2 – Rushmere St. Andrew (6.25 km)
3 – Playford (7.0 km)
4 – Little Bealings (4.25 km)
5 – Martlesham (6.5 km)
6 – Newbourne (7.6 km)
7 – Brightwell & Bucklesham (7.0 km)
8 – Foxhall (6.25 km)
9 – Outer Ring (35 km)
(NB 1 km ~ 0.6 miles)

These walks have been devised by the Town and Parish Councils of; Brightwell, Foxhall and Purdis Farm; Kesgrave; Little Bealings; Martlesham; Playford; and Rushmere St. Andrew in conjunction with Suffolk County Council Parish Paths Partnership and the Greenways Countryside Project.

The walks do need to be used and it is hoped that they are appreciated by the residents of Kesgrave.

Kesgrave Town Council’s Footpath Representative hopes to lead another walk during Spring 2018, which will be advertised. One of my main reasons for organising these walks is to promote the use of these footpaths, in the hope that local people will then have the confidence to go out on their own and walk all these wonderful public rights of way, which we are so richly blessed with locally.

Walking the countryside in a small group helps walkers to enjoy the peace and tranquillity and to have more of an appreciation of wildlife.

A circular walk is provided in each parish, covering as many places of interest as possible. There is also an outer walk that circles the whole area for the more adventurous.

There are individual leaflets describing each walk’ in detail together with places of interest. These can be obtained from Kesgrave Town Council Offices at £1.35 per set.

Most of the walks can be accessed on foot from Kesgrave or via Superoute 66 for Martlesham and Ipswich residents. Bus details can be obtained from TraveLine. Suitable access links from Kesgrave and the outer parishes are shown on the map for those who would rather walk than go by car to the start of each walk.

When using the walks please follow the Countryside Code and don’t use bicycles on public footpaths. The following Ordnance Survey maps cover the walks: Landranger 169, Pathfinder 1030/1031, Explorer 197.

Should you come across any problems whilst using any of these walks or have any questions, please contact Kesgrave Town Council

Michael Rayment – Walks Co-ordinator


  • Walks Co-ordinator – Mr Michael Rayment
  • Walk Updates – Mr Nick Francis
  • Pamphlet Design/Artwork – Mr Alan Comber
  • Paintings – Mr Richard Cox
  • Administration Support – Mrs Judith Francis
  • Greenways Countryside Project – Mr James Baker
  • Suffolk County Council – Mr Michael Anderton
  • Town/Parish Councils – Brightwell, Foxhall and Purdis Farm; Kesgrave; Little Bealings; Martlesham; Newbourne; Playford; and Rushmere St. Andrew.

Countryside Code

Please follow the countryside code:

  • Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Protect plants and animals and take your litter home
  •  Keep dogs under close control
  • Consider other people
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