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Six Suffolk dog walks, with locations in Mildenhall, Woodbridge and Lowestoft

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Suffolk is a haven of stunning countryside, beautiful beaches and quaint towns and villages.

There are so many locations perfect for taking your furry friends for some exercise, but we've narrowed down six of our favourites to inspire you to get out and about.

Denes Beach, Southwold

Southwold Pier
Southwold Pier

This sprawling sand and shingle beach close to the town of Southwold is the perfect place for a game of fetch or a leisurely walk with your pup.

The beach features quaint beach huts and a promenade, ensuring a fun day out for both man and man's best friend.

Rain or shine, this beach is a great place to walk, relax and socialise at nearby caf├ęs. Dogs are welcome outside of peak season which is April 1 to September 30.

Knettishall Heath

This stunning nature reserve is a mixture of woodland, heathland and riverside meadows and is a great place for your pooch to explore and let off steam.

If you're a nature lover, you can spot buzzards, skylarks and perhaps the grey carpet moth, making this 175 hectare reserve a unique and popular walking spot.

Dogs must be kept on leads as ponies and cattle graze in some areas.

Dedham Vale

Dedham Vale car park. Picture: Google Maps
Dedham Vale car park. Picture: Google Maps

Dedham Vale is an area of outstanding natural beauty and contains some fantastic walking spots for you and your pet.

There are plenty of routes in the area, including those in Bures, Flatford, East Bergholt and Dedham, some of which are short two mile wanders and others 8 mile yomps.

If you live in the area, why not try to complete all the routes with your pooch this year?

Kessingland Beach, Lowestoft

Quiet and tranquil, Kessingland Beach, just south of Lowestoft, allows dogs all year round.

This unusual rule makes Kessingland a popular choice with dog walkers, and your pooch may even make a furry friend of their own on your route.

Rendlesham Forest, Woodbridge

Rendlesham Forest is a great trip for a dog walk as they can explore the sights and smells of the woodland free of the lead.

There's even a pond area for your pooch to play in (but they may come back a bit muddy!)

With picnic areas and a sculpture trail it is perfect for a family trip with your pet in tow.

Mildenhall Woods

Dogs are welcomed at Mildenhall Woods provided they are kept on a lead.

The 4.7km loop trail close to Bury St Edmunds, is full of wild flowers and nature and is the perfect medium length walk for your pet.

Children's play areas and picnic areas ensure youngsters don't get bored and keep the whole family entertained.