A treasured annual event has returned for its 16th year with more than 55 walking events for people to take part in.

The Suffolk Walking Festival has kicked off on May 11, and is set to take place over the next two weeks, boasting a plethora of walks.

Now in its 16th year, the festival is one of the largest and longest-running walking festivals in the country.

This years festival brings new walks to try, along with some that have been running for years, such as Orford Ness.

New walks include ventures into the Broads National Park and a guided walk at Snape with the Ambling African Women, a newly established walking group based in Ipswich.

East Anglian Daily Times: Councillor Paul WestCouncillor Paul West (Image: Archant)

Councillor Paul West, Suffolk County Council's cabinet member for Ipswich, operational highways and flooding, said: "The much-loved, increasingly popular Suffolk Walking Festival returns more diverse than ever.

"We see the festival grow in popularity year after year, so don't delay in grabbing your tickets for the 55 walk events on offer.

"The festival highlights some of Suffolk's most beautiful locations so it's a great way to explore, get active and meet others doing the same."

Tickets can be found here.