Wellies at Jimmy's Farm, Suffolk

With autumn upon us, now's the time to dust of those wellies!

East Anglia is perfect for an Autumn ramble

Family on Holkham beach in north Norfolk

With hundreds of miles of foothpaths and coastline plus more nature and wildlife reserves than we can count, Norfolk and Suffolk are a great place to dust off those wellies this autumn!

Check out our top 5 places to experience the change in seasons and get those wellies nice and muddy.

1. Wells-next-the-Sea

Wells-next-the-sea beach huts at sunset in autumn

We could not write this list without having Wells-next-the-Sea up there at No.1! With a stunning golden sand beach, woodland running down to the beach huts and a quintessential seaside town complete with a harbour, you cannot miss this one.

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2. Iken

Snape in Suffolk, marshes with a moored boat

Iken, a small village in Suffolk next to the rive Alde, is a perfect place to get outdoors with all the family. From Iken cliff car park wander through Tunstall Forest before heading down to the river Alde, with awe-inspiring vistas across the Alde Valley.

Keep your eyes peeled for avocets and herons swooping by as you stroll along the estuary, and herds of deer roaming in Tunstall Forest

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3. Thetford Forest

Thetford forest

Thetford Forest is a favourite of ours in autumn. The colours on the trees as the leaves turn is like nowhere else in East Anglia.

We suggest taking a walk round the Pingos, a series of naturally formed circular lakes at the heart of Breckland. Keep your eyes peeled and you might even see some Shetland ponies.

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4. How Hill nature reserve

Pond Dipping in East Anglia

If you are a wildlife lover, How Hill nature reserve on The Broads National Park is a great place to visit. Follow the circular walk across the reserve starting at Toad cottage.

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5. Outney Meadow

Play Pooh Sticks in East Anglia

Outney Common is a picturesque and wildlife rich area next to Bungay on the Waveney Valley. Follow the two-mile loop from the northern corner of Bungay onto Outney Common where you will find the meandering river with many great spots for a bit of wild swimming.

For more ideas on where to wander this autumn in East Anglia, check out the best walks in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Top 10 walks in East Anglia

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