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Suffolk Walk
Thorpeness from Aldeburgh

County/Area - Suffolk

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 8.5 miles / 13.8 km    Ascent - 50 feet / 15 metres

Time - 4 hours 20 minutes    Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference TM464560
Lat 52.147275 // Long 1.600083
Postcode IP15 5DD (approx. location only)
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Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Thorpeness from Aldeburgh

This pleasant walk explores the area north of Aldeburgh as far as Thorpe Ness. The walking is easy and the immediate surroundings pleasant . The route uses a section of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Path, details of which can be found on this website.

The start is the car park at the southern end of Aldeburgh at Fort Green (grid ref. TM464560). In addition there are other options for parking nearer the centre. After parking walk north along the sea front with the sea on your right. After 1.5 miles you join the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Path for a further 2 miles passing through the village of Thorpeness on the way. Reaching Dower House, take the next left turn after the house (grid ref. TM475616). Continue along this byway as it bears left. Take the next byway on your left (grid ref. TM473617) and continue across a ?crossroads? to the next junction (grid ref TM468611) where you bear left. Continue ahead across Thorpeness Common into the village of Thorpeness.

Continue south along the road named 'the Sanctuary'. Turn right into the Haven with ?the Meare? on your left. Go left into Uplands Road passing the fine windmill as you walk west along the northern shores of the Meare. Reaching a junction of paths (grid ref. TM464599) bear left. Continue ahead until you reach the old railway line (grid ref. TM462598).

Turn left down the route of the old railway following the clear path for 1.5 miles until you reach a signed footpath on your left (grid ref. TM460574). Go left here and continue through the Caravan site on the marked path to reach a junction of paths (grid ref.TM463573). Go straight across and continue ahead through the churchyard onto Victoria Road. Turn left towards the sea front and then right to return to the Fort Green carpark.

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