Fynn Valley Walking Maps

We hope you enjoy using our maps of walks in and around the Fynn Valley starting from Little Bealings Church- the perfect place for starting your walk in the Fynn Valley! See also our special weekly Guided Walks which take place each Wednesday.  

We provide for you two versions of each of our walking maps, free of charge. Firstly a printable version, which you can view, download and print out to read at your leisure. We also provide an online interactive map that you can use during your walk with your smartphone. This uses “outdooractive” to show your exact location, highlighting points of interest as you approach them and providing directions.

You can also view the online maps on a PC or other device to help plan your walk… and see some pictures of what you will encounter! Smartphone users: the maps may have greater clarity on some phones using them as is through your web browser rather than downloading the Outdooractive app.

Please read our Conditions of Use and Tips at the end of this page. Maps are listed in order of inscreasing distance, starting with the shortest:

Bealings and Playford Lower Loop 2.5 miles

A very picturesque amble of around 2.5 miles, following the lesser known path south of Little Bealings which hugs closer to Playford Mere. There are wonderful views across Playford Mere and the Fynn Valley. Watch out for some very unusual trees!

Bealings and Playford Upper Loop 3.5 miles

A circular walk of around 3.5 miles starting at Little Bealings Church, taking in wonderful views across the Fynn Valley from the hills around Bealings and Playford.

Pigs Valley 4 Miles

A walk of around 4 miles which takes us along the picturesque ancient bridleway known locally as ‘Pigs Valley’, before returning through the meadows alongside the River Lark in Great Bealings.

Hasketon Hills 4 miles

A very pleasant walk of about 4 miles which follows the picturesque countryside around the River Lark, with sweeping views from the “Hasketon Hills”.

Butlers Brook 4.5 Miles

A walk of around 4.5 miles with very different scenery to the central Fynn Valley. The highlight of this walk is the watery woodlands of “Butlers Brook”, where raised wooden board walks meander next to the pretty brook, helping you enjoy the surroundings whilst keeping your feet dry. Horse lovers will be impressed by the extensive Paddocks!

Fynn Valley Discovery Upper Route 6 Miles

A very picturesque circular walk from Little Bealings to the Tuddenham Fountain Pub, following the path of the River Fynn but also taking a return path higher than the river, to make the most of the beautiful scenery.

Fynn Valley Discovery Lower Route 6.5 Miles

A very picturesque circular route of around 6.5 miles, making the most of the beautiful scenery of the Fynn Valley.

Five Churches Walk 7 miles

A circular walk of around 7 miles taking in five historic churches around the River Fynn and the River Lark. Starting at Little Bealings with facilities/refreshments just over half way at Grundisburgh.

Walking Maps Coming Soon!

Martlesham Creek and Woodbridge – A stunning circular of 8.5 miles taking in the Martlesham Creek where the Fynn finally meets the tidal Deben, with a chance to stop and refresh in Woodbridge. (Check the tides- this is not passable at High Tide half way round at Kyson Point but is an hour or more either side.). This is one for a day with clear blue skies- the colour of the water with the backdrop is amazing, as are the wide variety birds!

East Lark Loop – A circular of 3 miles taking in the beautiful scenery in the final stages of the River Lark, east of Little Bealings

Bealings Woods – A circular of around 4 miles, including the pretty woodland straddling the Little Bealings and Kesgrave border, classified as public open space.

Culpho Church There and Back – A 4 mile visit to Culpho Church via lesser used paths through playford, with interesting scenery and the amazing Culpho Church with the pyramid cap on it’s tower!

Grundisburgh Straddle – a 5 mile circular walk to Grundisburgh taking in some of the best scenery north of Bealings



  1. Use of these maps is entirely at your own risk, whilst we have carefully prepared them for your enjoyment we cannot be held responsible for any loss or injury suffered as a result of their use.
  2. We are a rural area and we request that you follow the Countryside Code
  3. Take care on roads and crossings and follow the Highway Code rules for Pedestrians


  • Our walks are mostly easy and the weather is very kind to us, however it is always possible to be caught out even in our gentle Fynn Valley. Please look at the weather forecasts and dress appropriately. Walking boots are advised if the weather has been wet, even if the forecast is good!
  • Take a mobile phone for emergency contact, enough water, and a first aid kit! Being prepared is always better than being caught out.
  • If you are alone, let someone know you are walking.


We are sure that with the right prep, you will be delighted with our walks and will want to return again and again, to enjoy our so very beautiful Fynn Valley.

If you are in any doubt, we suggest that instead of using these maps you join our guided walks, which take place every Wednesday starting at 10.30am and occasional Saturday Specials, all leaving from Little Bealings Church. They are entirely free and no need to book!