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Cycle the Wolf Way

About the Wolf Way

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The Wolf Way is a 248 mile/400km cycling adventure around Suffolk. Winding its way around many of the best bridleways, byways, gravel tracks, cycle paths and quiet back roads, it takes in some of Suffolk’s most beautiful locations and hidden gems

From the 1000 year old Abbey of St Edmund to the Roman cities of Ipswich and Dunwich, Suffolk has a fascinating history. The Wolf Way takes its name from the protector of St Edmund, whose legacy echoes around the whole of Suffolk and East Anglia in place names, monasteries and monuments. It picks up parts of the Icknield Way, one of the ancient ‘King’s Highways’ – wide sandy tracks forged in a time before land enclosure.

Starting by the statue of St Edmund and his guardian the wolf in the Abbey Gardens, you will then head out of town on quiet cycle paths towards Bradfield St Clare. Not far from here is the SSSI Bradfield Woods, a remnant of ancient wildwood, where you can find ancient, coppiced ash trees thought to be 1,000 years old.

The route also takes you through beautiful heathland rich with wildlife, like the stone-curlews at Cavenham Heath, wading birds at Minsmere, and Exmoor ponies helping to re-wild Knettishall Heath. Suffolk has 142 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) and you’ll pass close by many of these on the ride. You'll also pay a visit to the most easterly location in the British Isles, at Ness Point in Lowestoft.

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Cycle Hire & Supplies

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If you're enjoying a stay in Bury St Edmunds and haven't brought along your bicycles, you needn't miss out! Eezybike's electric bikes have a 50 miles radius, big fat tyres, baskets and even passenger seats, so whilst you might not be able to cycle the whole route, you can enjoy the first part around Bury St Edmunds.

For the keen cyclists among you, cycle supplies for your own bike can be bought from Cycle King, Mick's Cycles and Maglia Rosso Cycle Centre.

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