Pier 2 Pier Suffolk 2024

Walk 16 miles with us from Lowestoft to Southwold!

Back for a second year! –  Join us on Saturday 11th May for Pier 2 Pier Suffolk, as we take on the challenge of walking 16 miles from Lowestoft Pier to Southwold Pier.

The route will take you along the coast to start and then heads inland along fields and country lanes. You will walk along multi-terrain (sand, footpaths, fields, roads) making this challenge physically demanding. Lace up your walking boots and start training, this walk is not easy! The sense of achievement will be amazing once you have completed the 16 miles!


  • Pier 2 Pier ticket – £35
  • Pier 2 Pier ticket including travel – £45
  • Travel includes morning coach from Southwold to Lowestoft. Car park costs at Southwold not included.

Entries close on the 14th April 2024

We ask each walker to commit to raising sponsorship of £150 for this event.

What’s included:

  • Regular refuelling stops with snacks and drinks, including flapjacks, chocolate bars, crisps, fruit, cans of drink and water
  • Jacket potato with a choice of toppings at the finish
  • EACH technical t-shirt
  • Fully marked route
  • Medical assistance
  • Finishers medal

Please be aware that all participants must be 16+ on the day of the event to take part in this challenge. (Any participant aged 16 or 17 must be accompanied by an adult participating in the event). The aim is to complete the walk within 8 hours.

Please also check out our Pier 2 Pier Norfolk 2024 event!

If you are interested in sponsoring this event please contact our Corporate Team to find out more about sponsorship opportunities –

Events details

Price  £35+
Date May 11, 2024
Time 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue Claremont Pier, Claremont Rd, Lowestoft NR33 0BS
Venue Claremont Pier, Claremont Rd, Lowestoft NR33 0BS

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What is Pier 2 Pier Suffolk?

Pier 2 Pier Suffolk is a 16 mile walk between Claremont Pier in Lowestoft and Southwold Pier. The route will take you along the coast to start and then heads inland along fields and country lanes. You will walk along multi-terrain (sand, footpaths, fields, roads) making this challenge physically demanding.

Who can take part?

All participants must be aged 16 and over on the day of the event. (Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult taking part).

What support do I get?

We will be with you every step of the way. The route will be fully marked for you and you will be provided with handy route guides which will keep you updated with information about the areas you’re passing through, as well as nearest local facilities.

There will be two rest stops along the route with drinks and refreshments, as well as water refills. At the finish line you will be welcomed with hot food (jacket potatoes) and high fives!

What about rest stops?

There will be water, cans of drink, flapjacks, chocolate bars, crisps and other snacks available at the two pit stops. If there is any specific food or drink you require you will need to bring this yourself on the day. The pit stops will be short (10 -15 minutes) so you will not have time to go to shops and buy supplies. The stops have been planned to have toilet facilities.

What should I wear?

We cannot stress the importance of good kit and equipment.  We suggest the following:

  • Walking boots/shoes – these need to be comfortable and not new on the day!
  • Socks – a good pair or 2!
  • Lightweight jacket – windproof/waterproof
  • Rucksack for essentials (water, nutrition, spare clothing, wet weather and hot weather gear)
  • Camelback – not essential but a great way to keep hydrated and also to carry a few snacks and keep a thin layer of clothing in.
  • Base layers – great to prevent chaffing!!! (Lanacane just in case they don’t prevent it)
  • Sun cream and hat
  • Compeed – worth having with you just in case
  • Any medical supplies you need

How do I get to the event?

There is an optional coach travel in the morning, from the finish line at Southwold to the start line at Lowestoft. You can choose to sign up for this travel when registering online. This is a great option if you are making your own way to the challenge without support, as it allows you to park your car near to the finish line (parking charge not included), handy for when you finish the challenge.

Alternatively, you can make arrangements for a friend or family member to drop you off or pick you up.

Do I need to train?

We highly recommend you train for this challenge, 16 miles is a long way and should not be underestimated. Remember to wear the same kit you plan to walk in during the challenge. Please do not turn up having completed no training as you won’t complete the challenge!

Do I have to raise sponsorship money?

We ask that you try and raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship. Your entry fee covers the cost of your entry to the event, so fundraising will help us continue to support children and young people with life threatening conditions. Sponsor forms can be downloaded from our website and must be returned as soon as possible after the event, along with all the fantastic funds you have raised. When you sign up a personal Enthuse fundraising page will be created and emailed to you.

Still have a question? Feel free to send us an email with any other questions you may have,

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