Date: Saturday 10th October, 2020
Meet at: Thorpeness, Country Club, The Benthills, Street Parking, IP16 4NU
Map Ref: TM 47330 59655 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: 30
Consider reversing this route if foul weather is a problem.
If wetland flooding is likely, go anticlockwise to avoid a two mile backtrack.
Skirt the southern perimeter of Aldburgh to avoid the flooded meadows.
Park in Thorpeness.
The Dune near the country club is good if there's space.
There is also a Pay and Display car park.
Head onto the beach and then roughly south.
Soon there's a good track or grassy terrain.
Walk to Aldeburgh and keep going, close to the sea.
330 metres after the last building, turn right, west.
Follow the flood wall, river left for two miles or 40 minutes.
Turn right, east, down some steps and cross the grazing.
This terrain floods in winter and during wet weather.
Go across the grazing through several gates.
Head east with allotments, both sides.
Turn left, north and head across the recreation ground.
Turn left onto the A1094 for 1000 meters or 15 minutes.
Turn right into Golf Lane and head NE.
After 600 metres, turn left, NE, and cross the golf course.
Cross the B1122 and head NE along Warren Hill Lane.
Turn left, north, and follow the permissive path along the disused railway.
Just before the disused Thorpeness Station, turn right, east.
Emerge at the golf clubhouse and head east along Uplands Road.
Head past Thorpeness Windmill and The House in the Clouds.
Turn first left, north, off Uplands Road and into woodland.
Turn right, east, woodland right.
At the B1353, turn right and first left into Westgate.
Head under the seven story tower.
Turn right, south, into The Sanctuary.
Return to The Dune, either via an alleyway or go via the Meare Tea rooms.