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Stylised nightjar logoSandlings Walk

89 km / 55 miles

The route encompasses lowland habitats using riverside, forest and heathland paths. It passes through Martlesham Heath, Woodbridge, Rendlesham Forest, Snape and Sizewell.

At its start at Southwold, it connects with the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Path that continues north up the coast to Lowestoft.

The Sandlings Walk takes a route generally inland from the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Path that runs broadly parallel, particularly south of Snape towards Ipswich where the Sandlings route snakes across the inland heaths and forests, while the Path returns to the coast. Between Snape and Southwold the two routes meet and cross several times. Near Dunwich both routes skirt the RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve (link below), the Path here going along the coast and the Walk inland. These intersections provide for a number of circular options for shorter walks.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Stylised nightjar logo Waymark: Stylised nightjar logo
Attributes: Coastal; Heath; River
TM506758 - Southwold, Suffolk
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TM197453 - Rushmere Heath, Ipswich, Suffolk
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Web Sites: Suffolk Walking Holidays - Sandlings Walk
  RSPB - Snape
  RSPB - Minsmere
  Griffmonster - Sandlings Walk

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Folder: Sandlings Walk (Suffolk Coast and Heaths Project - 2001)
Paperback: Sandlings Walks: 20 Circular Walks Around the Suffolk Coast & Heaths (Larks Press - 2007)
Paperback: Suffolk Coast and Heaths Walks (Cicerone Press - 2012)


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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 156169
OS Landranger Active: 156169
OS Explorer: 197212231
OS Explorer Active: 197212231

Group Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation: Blaxhall YHA, Heath Walk, Blaxhall, Woodbridge, Suffolk 1 Km

Connected Paths:

Paths Marked on OS mapping: Suffolk Coast and Heaths Path
Other Paths: East Suffolk Line Walks; Kesgrave Outer Ring; Nelson Way; Suffolk Way


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Route Profile:

88.5 Km (55.0 miles)
631 m (2,070 ft) ascent
38 m (125 ft)  maximum height