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Pin Mill and Wherstead - 10.6 Miles

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Date: Sunday 6th September, 2020

Time: 10:00

Meet at: Freston, Lay-By, B1456, beside River Orwell, IP9 1AA

Map Ref:     TM 17382 40223     Maps:     Maps:     OS on Bing     Google     OpenStreetMap

OS Map: X 197

Contact the leader:     Neil     01986 893023     07411 811093

Details: circular

Terrain: rural

Guide Book: Suffolk Creeks South

Walk Number: 6

Updated: 2020-10-26

Guide Book Text

Park in the lay-by off the B1456 where the road leaves the coast.
Head to the NW end of the lay-by and cross the B1456.
There are two signed footpaths. Head NW towards Ipswich across an open field.
The path crosses a tarmac lane. Continue NW.
At the next road, turn left, SW, and head past the car parks of the Suffolk Food Hall.
Continue SW, uphill. The lane bends west.
At the top of this lane, turn left, SW, into Vicarage Lane.
Follow this lane roughly SW, ignoring side turnings.
At a T junction, turn left, SE, on a concrete lane.
Keep left, SE, at the next branch and stay on the concrete lane.
The lane meanders SE and east through some nice woodland.
At a farm, turn left, NE and head to Freston along Freston Street.
At a Y junction, turn right, SE, and head back to the B1456.
At the junction of the B1456 and the B1080, head south between the B roads.
Cross an open field and head to the right of a water tower. Aim for a hedge gap.
Cross a second open field on the same heading.
Cross a farm track and a third open field still heading SE.
Continue SE, woodland right. Continue SE across the final open field.
At houses, turn left, NE, onto tarmac. Look for a right turn off the tarmac.
Skirt the perimeter of a garden, woodland right. Then cross two open fields roughly NE.
Back on tarmac head NE. Branch right and and cross the B1456.
Head NE towards a church. Before the church, turn right, SE, over a stile.
Continue SE over more stiles. There are school grounds, left, in the distance.
Cross an avenue and continue SE over more stiles.
Continue along Richardsons Lane, east and later south.
Turn off Richardsons Lane and head SE along a woodland path to Church Lane.
This leads into Chelmondiston. Cross a residential road and continue SE.
Join Colimer Close and head east towards the church.
Before the church, turn left, north, along Rectory Field.
Follow this lane north and NE down towards the river at Pin Mill.
Turn left, ducking under a stile with missing steps. Head north across an overgrown area.
Turn left passing stored boats. Turn right, NE, across a village green.
The Butt and Oyster is near the waterside. Turn left, NW, river right.
The road bends left, uphill, west. Turn right, NW, along a woodland path, boatyard left.
Follow this path NW, staying near the river until you reach the Harwich Yacht Club.
Pass the clubhouse near the waterside, then head west, inland, along the access road.
After a parking area, turn left, SW, off the road into ancient woodland.
Turn right, NW, houses left. Cross the yacht club access road and continue NW.
Eventually this path bends north towards woodland.
Turn left, west, woodland right. Ignore the misleading signpost which takes you into a dead end woodland path.
Turn right, NW, away from the field. There is a deep hole or ravine on the right.
Head back to the B1456 and cross over and head west.
By the church, turn right, north into woodland. Follow this north and later NE.
Cross a meadow with placid cows. Cross a field, hedge left and return to the lay-by.

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Pin Mill and Wherstead is included in the Suffolk Creeks South walking guide book.

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