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Small named yellow and purple markers (being replaced by Suffolk Coast  Path)Suffolk Coast and Heaths Path

80 km / 50 miles

Suffolk
The Path follows rights of way and permissive paths along the Suffolk Heritage Coast north from Felixstowe on river and sea walls and across marsh, heath, foreshore and low cliffs and via the foot ferry to Bawdsey. It follows the western bank of the River Ore inland from Orfordness up to Snape Maltings, before heading east down the northern side of the River Alde to regain the coast of the festival town of Aldeburgh and from there it follows the coast to Lowestoft South Pier. Check the Suffolk Coast & Heaths website for the latest news on coastal erosion.

At Felixstowe, it connects with the Stour and Orwell Walk to provide links to the Stour Valley Path (East Anglia) and Essex Way at Manningtree. On OS mapping, Landranger maps show the Stour and Orwell Path combined while Explorer maps name them both.

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.


Details:

Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Small named yellow and purple markers (being replaced by Suffolk Coast Path) Waymark: Small named yellow and purple markers (being replaced by Suffolk Coast  Path)
Attributes: Coastal; Heath
Start:
TM313349 - Felixstowe, Suffolk
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Finish:
TM548926 - Lowestoft, Suffolk
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Web Sites: Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB
  Walking in the Suffolk Coast & Heaths
  RSPB - Minsmere
  Griffmonster - Suffolk Coast Path

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Folder: Suffolk Coast & Heaths Path (Suffolk Coast and Heaths Project - 2000)
Paperback: Sandlings Walks: 20 Circular Walks Around the Suffolk Coast & Heaths (Larks Press - 2007)
Paperback: Suffolk Coast and Heaths Walks (Cicerone Press - 2012)

Maps:

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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
   
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 134156169
OS Landranger Active: 134156169
OS Explorer: 40197212231
OS Explorer Active: 40197212231

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

Self-catering: The Coach House < 1 Km
Self-catering: 3 St Georges Terrace < 1 Km
Self-catering: 4-5 Coastguard Cottages < 1 Km
Self-catering: Little Doric 2 Km
Self-catering: Little Tern 3 Km
Self-catering: The Cottage on the Green 3 Km
Self-catering: 47 Daphne Road 4 Km
Self-catering: Bramley Cottage 5 Km
Self-catering: Butley Mills < 1 Km
Self-catering: Greenacres < 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Blaxhall YHA, Heath Walk, Blaxhall, Woodbridge, Suffolk 2 Km
Self-catering: Swallows 3 Km
Self-catering: Riverside Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Alde End Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: 2 the Courtyard < 1 Km
Self-catering: Sherfield Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: 8 Blyth Cottages < 1 Km
Self-catering: Jubilee Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Mulberry Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Hayloft 1 Km
Self-catering: Harvest Cottage 1 Km
Self-catering: Granary Cottage 1 Km
Self-catering: The Stables 1 Km
Self-catering: Christmas Cottage 3 Km
Self-catering: Suffolk Cottage 4 Km
Self-catering: Minsmere Cottage 4 Km
Self-catering: Stable Cottage 5 Km
Self-catering: Angel Cottage 5 Km
Self-catering: 1 Chequers Row 2 Km
Self-catering: 2 Chequers Row 2 Km
Self-catering: Manor Farm 2 Km
Self-catering: The Burrow 2 Km
Self-catering: Pine Lodge 1 Km
Self-catering: 8 Park Road 2 Km
Self-catering: Fairfield Cottage 2 Km
Self-catering: Flint Cottage 2 Km
B & B Accommodation: The Oak < 1 Km
Self-catering: Elm Cottages 2 Km
Self-catering: High Tide 2 Km
Self-catering: Low Tide 2 Km
Self-catering: Nightingale Cottage 2 Km
Self-catering: Eldoret 2 Km
Self-catering: Limosa 2 Km
Self-catering: Regent Cottage 2 Km
Self-catering: Crag Cottage 2 Km
Self-catering: The Old Bakery 2 Km
Self-catering: Avalon 2 Km
Self-catering: Bay Cottage 2 Km
Self-catering: Oyster Cottage 2 Km
Self-catering: Drift In 2 Km
Hotels: Brudenell Hotel 2 Km
Self-catering: 1 Coastguard Court 2 Km
Self-catering: Aldeburgh Bolt Hole 2 Km
Self-catering: Beach Cottage 1 Km
Self-catering: Sol Backen 1 Km
Self-catering: Stations End 1 Km
Self-catering: Avon Cottage 1 Km
Self-catering: Half Past Six Cottage 2 Km
Self-catering: Clements 2 Km
Self-catering: Tantivy cottage 1 Km
Self-catering: Pebble Cottage 2 Km
Self-catering: Pebble House 2 Km
Self-catering: Beachcroft 1 Km
Self-catering: Shell Cottage 1 Km
Self-catering: The Quarter Deck 1 Km
Self-catering: Fisherman's Rest 1 Km
Self-catering: Thellusson Cottage 1 Km
Self-catering: Sunnybank 1 Km
Self-catering: Sam's House 2 Km
Self-catering: Bees Cottage 2 Km
Self-catering: The Nutshell 2 Km
Self-catering: The Crow's Nest 2 Km
Self-catering: The Sail Loft 2 Km
Self-catering: Sea Interlude 2 Km
Self-catering: 9 Willows Green 2 Km
Self-catering: The Lookout 2 Km
Self-catering: Corinthian Cottage 2 Km
Self-catering: Flat 2 Lyndhurst 2 Km
Self-catering: Moot Green House 2 Km
Self-catering: Poppy Cottage 2 Km
Self-catering: Ann Page Cottage 2 Km
Self-catering: Top Step Cottage 2 Km
Self-catering: Tern Cottage 2 Km
Self-catering: Pilots House 2 Km
Self-catering: Sandpiper Cottage 1 Km
Self-catering: Chapel Barn Lodges 1 Km
Self-catering: Samphire 1 Km
Self-catering: 7 St Peters Road 1 Km
Self-catering: Chesterfield House 2 Km
Self-catering: 3 The Haven < 1 Km
Self-catering: 2 The Dunes < 1 Km
Self-catering: Coxswain's Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: 8 The Havens < 1 Km
Self-catering: 9 The Whinlands < 1 Km
Self-catering: Micawbers < 1 Km
Self-catering: Rainbow Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Lamp House < 1 Km
Self-catering: 3 Dolphin Close < 1 Km
Self-catering: Annie's House < 1 Km
Self-catering: Church House < 1 Km
Self-catering: Ilex house < 1 Km
Self-catering: Midda Beck 3 Km
Self-catering: The Cottage 4 Km
Self-catering: Willow Farm 2 Km
Self-catering: Scots Hall Cottage 1 Km
Self-catering: The Granary 4 Km
Self-catering: Little Glebe 4 Km
Self-catering: The Old Church Room 4 Km
Self-catering: 1 Stone Cottage 4 Km
Self-catering: Christmas Cottage 4 Km
Self-catering: 8 Stone Cottages 4 Km
Self-catering: 2 Nil Desperandum 4 Km
Self-catering: White Clouds 3 Km
Self-catering: Briar Cottage 3 Km
Self-catering: Garden House 3 Km
Self-catering: Pine Cottage 3 Km
Self-catering: Appletree Cottage 3 Km
Self-catering: Caines Cottage 3 Km
Self-catering: Lavender Cottage 3 Km
Self-catering: Ebenezer House 3 Km
Self-catering: Easter Cottage 3 Km
Self-catering: Walnut Tree Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Tinkers Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Old Town Hall < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Old Post Office < 1 Km
Self-catering: Church Farm Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Appletree Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Athel Cottage 4 Km
Self-catering: Wagtails 4 Km
Self-catering: Eastwood < 1 Km
Self-catering: Paules Fenn < 1 Km
Self-catering: Drift Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: 1 Blackshore Cottages < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Old Fishermans Hut < 1 Km
Self-catering: Osprey < 1 Km
Other: Suffolk Secrets < 1 Km
Self-catering: Brambles < 1 Km
Self-catering: Barnaby Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Duck Pond Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: 4 Market Cross House < 1 Km
Self-catering: Ceilidh Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Studio < 1 Km
Self-catering: Pier View < 1 Km
Self-catering: 5 Blackshore Cottages < 1 Km
Self-catering: Blackshore Corner < 1 Km
Self-catering: Harbour Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Riverside Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Shed < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Cabin < 1 Km
Self-catering: Mandalay < 1 Km
Self-catering: Beach House < 1 Km
Self-catering: Stuckie Ben < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Bolt Hole < 1 Km
Self-catering: Saltings < 1 Km
Self-catering: Weathervane < 1 Km
Self-catering: Rowan Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Gun Hill House < 1 Km
Self-catering: Castle Keep < 1 Km
Self-catering: 10 Park Lane < 1 Km
Self-catering: Puffin Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: South Green House < 1 Km
Self-catering: 17 South Green < 1 Km
Self-catering: Petrel Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Ivy Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Rosemary's Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Stannard Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: 3 Eversley Court < 1 Km
Self-catering: Eversley Heights < 1 Km
Self-catering: Quaintways < 1 Km
Self-catering: Sandpiper < 1 Km
Self-catering: Tradewinds < 1 Km
Self-catering: 10b South Green < 1 Km
Self-catering: Jersey Lodge < 1 Km
Self-catering: White Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Dolls House < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Elms Mews < 1 Km
Self-catering: Thimble Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Lookout < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Hideaway < 1 Km
Self-catering: Rutland House < 1 Km
Self-catering: Samphire Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Danby Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Vicarys House < 1 Km
Self-catering: Postmasters < 1 Km
Self-catering: Beach House < 1 Km
Self-catering: 22 High Street < 1 Km
Self-catering: 13 Barnaby Green < 1 Km
Self-catering: 30 High Street < 1 Km
Self-catering: Merries Byre < 1 Km
Self-catering: Lantern Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Landlords < 1 Km
Self-catering: John's Place < 1 Km
Self-catering: Seacroft < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Wigwam < 1 Km
Self-catering: Avocet Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Upper Deck < 1 Km
Self-catering: Shrimp Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Cliff House < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Haven < 1 Km
Self-catering: 3 East Green < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Nest < 1 Km
Self-catering: 8 East Green < 1 Km
Self-catering: Rose Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: 18 St James' Green < 1 Km
Self-catering: Lighthouse Loft < 1 Km
Self-catering: Balmore Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Stone's Throw < 1 Km
Self-catering: Elkhorn < 1 Km
Self-catering: Seaside House < 1 Km
Self-catering: 1 Cumberland Close < 1 Km
Self-catering: Church Green Cottage & Saffron Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: 16 St James' Green < 1 Km
Self-catering: St Edmund's Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Wee House < 1 Km
Self-catering: 10 The Craighurst < 1 Km
Self-catering: 11 The Craighurst < 1 Km
Self-catering: 4 Craighurst < 1 Km
Self-catering: 8 The Craighurst < 1 Km
Self-catering: 9 The Craighurst < 1 Km
Self-catering: 11 Chester Road < 1 Km
Self-catering: Tibby's View < 1 Km
Self-catering: The View < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Vital Spark < 1 Km
Self-catering: Turnstones < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Dolls House Beach Hut < 1 Km
Self-catering: Grace House < 1 Km
Self-catering: 23 Tibby's Way < 1 Km
Self-catering: Mayflower Beach Hut < 1 Km
Self-catering: 8 Dunwich Road < 1 Km
Self-catering: Poppys < 1 Km
Self-catering: Shell House < 1 Km
Self-catering: 31 Marlborough Road < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Corner House < 1 Km
Self-catering: 54 Stradbroke Road < 1 Km
Self-catering: 64 Stradbroke Road < 1 Km
Self-catering: 35 Stradbroke Road < 1 Km
Self-catering: Holly House < 1 Km
Self-catering: Rowan Villa < 1 Km
Self-catering: Palm House < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Folly < 1 Km
Self-catering: Pugwash Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Well Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Primrose Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Herb Garden Cottage < 1 Km
Hotels: Blyth Hotel < 1 Km
Self-catering: 12 The Craighurst < 1 Km
Self-catering: Cliffside < 1 Km
Self-catering: Hamish Place < 1 Km
Self-catering: Puffin Nest < 1 Km
Self-catering: Far Horizons < 1 Km
Self-catering: Blackbird Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Shellseekers < 1 Km
Self-catering: Wolsey Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Sea View < 1 Km
Self-catering: Pier Lodge < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Reeds < 1 Km
Self-catering: Hightide < 1 Km
Self-catering: Chicago Beach Villa < 1 Km
Self-catering: Seaford House < 1 Km
Self-catering: Sunny Sands < 1 Km
Self-catering: Montpelier < 1 Km
Self-catering: Marshfields < 1 Km
Self-catering: Sea Pebbles < 1 Km
Self-catering: Hilda's Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Whimbrel Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Hurn Crag House < 1 Km
Self-catering: Sunnyside < 1 Km
Self-catering: Lavender Villa < 1 Km
Self-catering: Sunsette < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Hollies < 1 Km
Self-catering: South View Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: Soma < 1 Km
Self-catering: Goose Corner < 1 Km
Self-catering: Marram House < 1 Km
Self-catering: Cherry Trees < 1 Km
Self-catering: Curlew Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Ark < 1 Km
Self-catering: Field End < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Summer House < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Spinney < 1 Km
Self-catering: Scholars Cottage < 1 Km
Self-catering: The Workshop 3 Km
Self-catering: The Tack Room 3 Km
Self-catering: The Cartshed 3 Km
Self-catering: The Stables 3 Km
Self-catering: The Old Bake House 3 Km
Self-catering: Church Cottage 3 Km
Self-catering: 1 Cove Bottom Cottages 1 Km
Self-catering: Corner Cottage 2 Km
Self-catering: Flint House < 1 Km
Self-catering: Clifton House < 1 Km
Camp Site: Heathland Beach Caravan Park < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Salmon's Leap 5 Km
B & B Accommodation: Britten House < 1 Km
B & B Accommodation: Homelea Guest House < 1 Km
Other: The Courtyard, Laurel Farm 4 Km

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Connected Paths:

Path Highlights: Suffolk Coast and Heath Path Highlights
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Sandlings Walk; Stour and Orwell Walk; Stour Valley Path (East Anglia)
Other Paths: Nelson Way; Suffolk Way

Downloads:

GPS Exchange Format Route File: Suffolk Coast and Heaths Path GPX Exchange Format Route File Login to Download
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MemoryMap Route file: Suffolk Coast and Heaths Path Memory Map Route File Login to Download
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Tracklogs Route file: Suffolk Coast and Heaths Path Tracklogs Route file Login to Download
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Route Profile:

91.5 Km (56.9 miles)
474 m (1,555 ft) ascent
27 m (89 ft)  maximum height