Date: Thursday 8th October, 2020
Meet at: Snape, Church Common, Church Road, IP17 1QQ
Map Ref: TM 39526 59272 Maps: Maps: OS on Bing Google OpenStreetMap
OS Map: X 212
Contact the leader: Neil 01986 893023 07411 811093
Guide Book: Suffolk Creeks North
Walk Number: 28
Park at Church Common opposite Saint John the Baptist church.
From the car park, head west across the common land.
Merge into Wadd Lane and head roughly west.
Bear left into woodland gradually diverging away from the road.
Turn left, SW, and cross an open field.
Cross Gromford Lane and continue SW along the dead end Cundle Green Lane.
At the end of the road, continue on the footpath and turn left, east.
Back at Gromford Road, turn right, SE, for 50 metres.
Turn right, SW, hedge left.
After the field, turn left, SE.
Turn right, south, and pass farm buildings.
Follow the road when it bends left, east.
At Bridge Road, turn right, south, and head to the Maltings at Snape.
Cross the River Alde and head left into the site.
The recorded track passes clockwise round the perimeter of this interesting site.
Follow any route you like visiting shops, a pub, cafes, sculptures and more.
After the Maltings, head north along Bridge Road and re-cross the River Alde.
After the bridge, turn right and head east, river right.
Follow this path to woodland. Turn right, SE.
There is an option to visit wetlands and more woods by heading south down a dead end path.
The terrain gradually gets wetter and ends in reeds, mud and the river.
This adds about half a mile to the walk. Return the way you came.
Head north through a gate up a slope into trees and heath land.
Follow this path slightly west of north ignoring side turnings.
Join a track due north.
Turn left, SW, along Priory Road, tarmac.
Turn right, NW, along a bridleway into woodland, houses left.
The path meanders and finally heads north.
Turn left, west, and cross Church Road.
Return to the car park across Church Common.
Optionally visit the church and war memorial north of the A1094.