Flower of Suffolk Hundred


24TH TO 26TH MAY 2025


Welcome to The Flower of Suffolk Hundred website where you will find all the information you need about this exciting event. 

The annual Long Distance Walkers Association hundred mile event is coming to East Anglia for the very first time and the Norfolk and Suffolk group look forward to welcoming you.  The route will be varied and surprising to many who may not have ventured into the area before.

Our event headquarters is the Ipswich School Sports Centre in Rushmere St Andrew, Ipswich.  The route will go firstly through the Fynn Valley, heading north and into some lovely scenic countryside.  You will pass by Helmingham Hall and on to discover Framlingham with its 12th century Castle.  Suffolk has some really fascinating history which you will discover along the route.  Breakfast will be in Leiston very near the Sizewell Nuclear Power Plant but we soon turn away from there and head to Thorpeness which was designed in the early 20th century as an exclusive holiday village.  Look out for the House in the Clouds – an iconic building you will see for miles.  We then head to Aldeburgh where you will meet the Scallop Shell structure by Maggi Hambling on the beach as you walk by – as featured on our event logo.

From Aldeburgh we follow the Sailor’s Path over to Snape, passing Snape Maltings which is well worth a visit while you are in the area.  The route then heads down to the beautiful area of Orford.  We then turn back and head inland and you will eventually head into Rendlesham Forest.  At this point we have to warn you, this may be the only LDWA 100 where you actually experience a UFO sighting! The route then calls at the Suffolk Punch Trust in Hollesley which is a fantastic day out while you are in Suffolk to see the famous yet endangered Suffolk horse breed. 

The route continues to Sutton Hoo which is the site of 6th and 7th century cemetery and the discovery of an Anglo Saxon ship burial which may have contained the grave of the King of East Anglia named Rædwald.  This National Trust property has fascinating history and is again really worth a visit while you are in the area. 

We then head through the beautiful town of Woodbridge, along the River Deben and back towards the finish.

We are sure you will enjoy the event and we can assure you of a very warm welcome. 

More information will be added to this website as time progresses but if you have questions at this stage, please email us – details on the Contacts page.


A photo of a path on the route, showing the big Suffolk sky. The shell sculpture at Aldeburgh