Eye Footpath 14 Closed from December until May 2023
The Suffolk Walking Festival 13th-28th May 2023
Welcome to the Suffolk Walking Festival. Created in 2007 the festival is one of the largest and longest running (and we think one of the best!) walking festivals in the country.
Tickets and News Letter See www.suffolkwalkingfestival.co.uk.
Welcome to the Eye Outdoors Group!
We are an active group of people who run walks and cycle rides for anyone interested in getting fit, remain fit or just love the outdoors – and all in good social company.
In 2018 we gained the “Walkers are Welcome” national accreditation – the first to do so in Mid-Suffolk and the third town in the county of Suffolk. (See Clare and Shotley)
You may have reached this page via the walkersarewelcome.org.uk website which explains the scheme further. If not, please click on the website link and find out more about this amazing scheme which gives you connections to many other towns and villages in UK where you are welcome to walk.
Eye is a small town with a lot to offer, including a variety of shops, public toilets, a pub, historical interest, a post office, church and cafes, and if you want to stay in the area, bed and breakfast accommodation.
This webpage is one of many on the Eye Suffolk Website and you can find out more about what is going on in our town by clicking on the links above.
Although there are many footpaths to explore (see Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 230) the group has created 4 main Self-Guided Walks, each under 5 miles. Click on the links for downloadable copies
The Eye Town Trail
A pleasant stroll around the town with architecture from the 14th century onwards
Eye Airfield Heritage Walks
Walks around the wartime base of USAAF Station 134
Click here and here + Map 1, Map 2
The Eye Circular
A walk around Eye and its hinterland with glimpses of its former industrial and social life
Eye Pub Crawl
A walk around Eye ‘s extinct Pubs
To Denham Street and Back
A walk out of Eye along secluded paths and hedgerows
Eye Circular Walks
Paper copies of these walks are available at Eye library and the Bank Arts Centre and Café. For up-to-date opening hours visit www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/libraries/eye-library and www.thebankeye.org.
Eye World War 2 Walk
Some of our walks including liaising with local history organisations such as the 95th Group Hospital at nearby Denham and 490th Bomb Group, both have a series of wonderful Heritage Walks on the old Eye Airfield. A visit to the Station 119 Brewery on the airfield is also a must! www.station119.co.uk.
The Eye Plodders
This is a local group of people who walk together on the 3rd Sunday of the month taking in some lovely, leisurely walks of about 4 – 6 miles. For further information or to be added to the email circulation list, contact Ray Pattenden on email@example.com
Walking with trained One Life Walk Leaders these walks of between 2 – 4 miles lasting about 45 – 90 mins depending on the groups capability. They are tailored for those recovering from or dealing with health concerns and or want to improve their health and fitness. Details of each walk can be found on onelifesuffolk.co.uk.
The B-Eye-Cyclist Group
This group have been riding out regularly on the first Sunday of the month and welcome new members. Starting from a local point in Eye or nearby village or town at 10.30am the ride takes in beautiful countryside along quiet roads returning after a splendid pub lunch in the afternoon. For more information or to be added to the email circulation list email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get back to you.
If you would like to know more about the Eye Outdoors Group activities, drop an email to email@example.com
Our archives. Click here to view photographs of our past activities.