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Southwold - 9.5 Miles

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Date: Thursday 15th October, 2020

Time: 10:00

Meet at: Southwold, near Water Towers, York Road, IP18 6AN

Map Ref:     TM 50305 76280     Maps:     Maps:     OS on Bing     Google     OpenStreetMap

OS Map: X 231

Contact the leader:     Neil     01986 893023     07411 811093

Details: circular

Terrain: rural

Guide Book: Suffolk Creeks North

Walk Number: 35

Updated: 2021-08-30

Guide Book Text

This walk can be divided into two if the bridge across the river Blythe is closed.

Park in Southwold, York Road, near the water towers.
Head west passing the water towers, left, and cross the golf course.
At the disused railway, head left, SW, following the old line.
Cross the river (A) and turn right along the flood wall, river, right.
Follow the riverside for nearly two miles.
Turn left, east, and cross a damp meadow.
Turn right, south, and pass a decrepit old house.
Follow a farm track, south, for 400 metres.
Turn left, east, along another farm track leading to the common land.
Enter the common and head roughly SE.
After the old railway bridge (B), turn left, NE, and head back to the river crossing.
Cross the river, turn right, SE. Follow the river to Southwold Harbour.
Attractions include a pub, a chandlers, sheds with fish for sale and the ferry.
Turn left, NE, onto a footpath, caravan park right.
In Southwold, head to the promenade and the pier.
Optionally divert via the pier and visit Tim Hunkin's quirky machine collection and water clock.
300 metres north of the pier, head inland, west, drain right.
Cross the A1095 and head west, waterway right.
After a kilometre, turn right, NW, and cross the waterway.
Head left, west, gorse bank right, for 40 metres.
Turn left, SW, and head back to the river.
At the bridge, turn left, NE, along the old railway route.
After 480 metres, turn right and head to York Road, golf club left.
Turn left, NE, along York Road to return to the car park.

If the bridge is closed, the walk on the Walberswick side can be started from St. Andrews Church.
Head north along Church Lane. Turn right, east.
At Palmer's Lane turn left, north, then NW, then NE.
At the bridge turn left and follow the route above (A).
At point (B) head SE and return to Church Lane and the church.

Photo Gallery

Southwold is included in the Suffolk Creeks North walking guide book.

Walking Guide Book Cover Image

Thursday, December 17th, 2020     Sandlings 13 Southwold     Enlarge

Thursday, December 17<sup>th</sup>, 2020,  Sandlings 13   Southwold

Thursday, December 17th, 2020     Sandlings 13 Southwold     Enlarge

Thursday, December 17<sup>th</sup>, 2020,  Sandlings 13   Southwold

Thursday, December 17th, 2020     Sandlings 13 Southwold     Enlarge

Thursday, December 17<sup>th</sup>, 2020,  Sandlings 13   Southwold

Thursday, December 17th, 2020     Sandlings 13 Southwold     Enlarge

Thursday, December 17<sup>th</sup>, 2020,  Sandlings 13   Southwold

Thursday, December 17th, 2020     Sandlings 13 Southwold     Enlarge

Thursday, December 17<sup>th</sup>, 2020,  Sandlings 13   Southwold

Thursday, December 17th, 2020     Sandlings 13 Southwold     Enlarge

Thursday, December 17<sup>th</sup>, 2020,  Sandlings 13   Southwold

Thursday, December 17th, 2020     Sandlings 13 Southwold     Enlarge

Thursday, December 17<sup>th</sup>, 2020,  Sandlings 13   Southwold

Thursday, October 15th, 2020     Map     Enlarge

Thursday, October 15<sup>th</sup>, 2020,  Map

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018     Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh     Enlarge

Wednesday, October 31<sup>st</sup>, 2018,  Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018     Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh     Enlarge

Wednesday, October 31<sup>st</sup>, 2018,  Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018     Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh     Enlarge

Wednesday, October 31<sup>st</sup>, 2018,  Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018     Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh     Enlarge

Wednesday, October 31<sup>st</sup>, 2018,  Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018     Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh     Enlarge

Wednesday, October 31<sup>st</sup>, 2018,  Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018     Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh     Enlarge

Wednesday, October 31<sup>st</sup>, 2018,  Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018     Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh     Enlarge

Wednesday, October 31<sup>st</sup>, 2018,  Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018     Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh     Enlarge

Wednesday, October 31<sup>st</sup>, 2018,  Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018     Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh     Enlarge

Wednesday, October 31<sup>st</sup>, 2018,  Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018     Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh     Enlarge

Wednesday, October 31<sup>st</sup>, 2018,  Walberswick and Tinkers Marsh