September in Suffolk
September is an ideal time to visit Suffolk, typically with many warm days, and low rainfall. We’re in the driest area of the UK so there’s plenty of opportunity to explore the post-harvest countryside, consisting of heaths, riverside walks and country lanes. The coast isn’t too far away either, so why not consider a relaxing walk at the seaside? Alternatively explore one of Suffolk’s beautiful estuaries such as the Alde or the Orwell.
The Suffolk Coast
Traditional coastal towns such as Aldeburgh and Southwold are very welcoming in September after the family holiday-makers have long gone. These towns are both well-preserved with galleries, museums and historical buildings to explore. At Aldeburgh there’s a long pebble beach dotted with fishing boats, and the famous scallop sculpture by Maggi Hambling. You’ll also discover the life-boat station further along the beach, all just a short walk from the high street. Don’t be surprised to see a long queue at lunchtime though – the fish and chip shop at the south end is famed for its fish and chips.
Just 5 miles from us, Knettishall Heath is a completely different landscape. However it’s just as relaxing a place to discover. The mixture of woodland, river and heath-land is the sort of habitat Suffolk has previously lost. The soil in this area known as Breckland, is thin and poor, so historically, forestry has been its main use for man. Now it’s valued for its wildlife and the peace and tranquility it provides for locals and visitors alike. Not far away is the huge expanse of Thetford Forest. Here you’ll find plenty of walking and cycling opportunities, and for the more daring, a high ropes and segway course.
Of course, visitors to Upthorpe Lodges don’t have to venture out in order to relax and chill. Our hot tubs are what many guests return to us for time after time, ensuring that even if the sun is reluctant to shine, it’s still very warm outside.