Melford Country Park is a 8.13 hectare site of grassland, deciduous woodland and flooded former gravel workings in Suffolk. The river Stour forms the western boundary of the park. Part of the park is a nature reserve. It has a beautiful walk through the woodland, lakes, grassland and along the river frontage. The park has a car park, toilets, plenty of picnic tables and benches.

Melford Walk is a 2 kilometre long walk along a former railway line around the eastern boundary of the picturesque village of Long Melford. It forms an area of 4.71 hectares and has old bridges, wooded valleys and raised levels with views of the village.

Both Melford Country Park and Melford Walk are widely used by local people and those from further afield. Great for family strolls, walking the dog, a pleasant place for a picnic or a base for a ramble or cycle ride.

Melford Country Park and Melford Walk are owned by Long Melford Parish Council and managed by a volunteer community group, Long Melford Open Spaces.


Melford Country Park is situated to the south of the village of Long Melford, Suffolk, on Borley Road. Postcode CO10 9HH. Melford Walk runs to the east of the village.

Buses from Sudbury, Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill stop 100m from the park.

Trains run to Sudbury from London, Norwich, Ipswich. Change at Marks Tey. Get the bus or walk from Sudbury.

The park is on National Cycle Network route 13 and South Suffolk route A.

The park is just off the Valley Walk from Sudbury, a 2.5 mile beautiful hike. GR TL857 436.

Melford Country Park has a car park and toilets.

Getting there