Ickworth Park is one of 10 National Trust sites to have new six-mile trail built
Construction of a new six-mile trail on the Ickworth Estate is due to start this month, after the National Trust's plans were given the green light.
The all-weather, multi-use trail is part of a multi-million pound scheme, which is a partnership between the National Trust and Sport England, to give visitors greater access to the trust's historic parkland and estates.
Ickworth is one of 10 National Trust sites chosen to have the new trails built.
The trail is due to open in the autumn and will give people of all abilities the chance to see areas of the parkland that previously lay hidden.
Tim Watson, general manager at Ickworth said: “At the National Trust we’re passionate about getting people outdoors and closer to nature. The new cycle trail will be designed with surfaces that can be used all year round. It will allow access for all – walkers, adapted wheelchair users, runners, cyclists and pushchairs.
“Our aim is to make access to the outdoors as easy as possible and for people to feel comfortable about heading off into the countryside. As more families visit Ickworth, it’s important we can provide a safe place for them to enjoy the wider estate too.
"This new venture means we can share so much more of the estate with our visitors and we’re looking forward to seeing people heading out on the new trail. It is thanks to the support of Sport England, our members, donors and visitors, that we can find new ways to open up the parkland at Ickworth.”