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Dog walking

Chantry Park – The largest town park in Ipswich at 124 acres, the park hosts variety of habitats including ponds, grassland and woodland.  The park is open at all times, but for more information on the park’s facilities and history visit Ipswich Borough Council’s website here.

Christchurch Park – Covering 33 hectares, there are plenty of well laid paths throughout the park offering a wide variety of combinations and diversity, all in the heart of the town! For information about the park, including opening times, visit Ipswich Borough Council’s website here.

Orwell Country Park – 470 acres situated between the A14 and Orwell estuary, the park includes the Piper’s Vale nature reserve as well as Bridge Wood and Braziers Wood. There are numerous trails to follow, including one down to the Nacton shore where your dog can paddle. Around Pond Hall Farm in Bridge wood you need to stick to the footpaths and keep your dog on a lead as it is a working farm. For directions and more information about the varied habitats and wildlife visit Ipswich Borough Council’s website here.

Rendlesham Forest - Close to Woodbridge, the 1500 hectare site is popular place to take dogs for a walk, with a number of signposted walking trails. The UFO trail dedicated to the unexplained sightings in December 1980 is a great place to start. At the visitor centre there are numerous children’s activity areas with playground equipment. For directions and more information visit Forestry England’s website here.

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