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Heritage walks

Digital walking trails

Suffolk Archives is working with Chronicle Digital Storytelling to create heritage walks in locations around Suffolk. So far we have three to share with you, but watch this space for more trails appearing in the future.

To follow the trails on your mobile phone, visit the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store and search for the ‘Chronicle Story Trails’ app.

These are trails with a twist – the app will direct you to each stop, where glorious nuggets of historical information and photographs will be unlocked.




Black and white print showing a windmill on top of a mound on the left. In the centre-right of the print is a church. In the foreground there is a man with a dog herding a small group of cattle.

View of the windmill which once sat atop the old castle mound in Eye, and St Peter and Paul church

Eye Town Trail

Enjoy a wander around the beautiful Suffolk market town of Eye. Start on Broad Street, end at Eye Castle. Walk length approx. 2km.

Written in collaboration with Eye Town Council.






Black and white photograph showing Black US Army Engineers using heavy machinery to lay part of a runway.

Eye airfield under construction during the Second World War

Eye Airfield Circular Trail

Discover the story of the enormous airdrome which played a vital role in the Second World War. Start and end at the entrance to the public footpath on Castleton Way. (Please note if you are driving you will need to park in Eye and walk to the footpath, being careful of any traffic.) Walk length approx. 4km.

Written in collaboration with the 490th Bomb Group Memorial Group.






Ipswich Cornhill in 1903

Ipswich Walking trail

Follow the points to see some great landmarks and learn about the heritage of Ipswich and its people. Start at Pykenham’s Gatehouse, end at The Hold. Walk length approx. 5km.