Gipping Valley walks – two leaflets published by the River Gipping Trust

The footpath beside the River Gipping is based mainly on the old towing path used by the  barge men and their horses. It was adopted by Suffolk County Council in the 1970’s and became an official Long Distance path. The Council is responsible for maintaining the path so it can be used throughout the year by walkers.

It sometimes happens that during the summer months in particular the path becomes somewhat overgrown. Any problems of this nature should be reported using the Suffolk County Council’s website.

A website called My Corner of Suffolk has many articles about walks and places of interest in Suffolk. The auther has recently published a piece about his walk from Ipswich to Needham Market alongside the river. Read the River Gipping Trail and then have a look at all the other interesting places in Suffolk.

Another website with useful route details for the stretch between Needham Market and Ipswich along the Gipping Valley Way is Griffmonster Walks.


The Trust has published two walk leaflets which follow the route of the Stowmarket Navigation, now known as the Gipping Valley River Path. If you would like us to post them to you, please use the Contact us link.


You can download both walks from the links below.