Latest News: Read more



Blue named discsSuffolk Coast Path

Suffolk

97 km / 60 miles
The Suffolk Coast Path (formerly called the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Path) follows rights of way and permissive paths along the Suffolk Heritage Coast south from Lowestoft on low cliffs, foreshore, heath, marsh, river and sea walls. Some inland diversions are necessary because of coastal erosion. Southwold, with its pier, lighthouse and beach huts, is visited; the power staion at Sizewell is passed; the Sandlings Walk is joined near Snape Maltings, home of the Aldeburgh Festival; the seasonal foot ferry is used from Bawdsey to cross the River Deben (daily service between May & September: for information call 07709 411 511); the path ends close to Landguard Fort, Felixstowe.

At Felixstowe, the Coast Path connects with the Stour and Orwell Walk to provide links to the Stour Valley Path (East Anglia) and Essex Way at Manningtree.

The Sandlings Walk intersects with the Coast Path in several places to enable shorter, circular walks to be devised.

The Cicerone guide also describes an alternative Orford loop that explores the River Alde and gives an option of using the seasonal Butley ferry to rejoin the main route.

The 2015 book by Peter Caton, 'Suffolk Coast Walk' explores all 162 miles of Suffolk's unique coastline and provides useful background to the area.


Details:

Waymark: Blue named discs
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Blue named discs
Attributes: Paths marked on OS mapping
Easy
AONB
Coastal
Heath
Start: TM547925 - Lowestoft, Suffolk View on StreetMap
Finish: TM283320 - Felixstowe, Suffolk View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB Griffmonster - Suffolk Coast Path [blog] Escape Matters - Suffolk Coast Path [blog] Stephen and Lucy Dawson - Suffolk Coast Path [blog] London Hiker - Spooked on the Suffolk Coast Path [blog] Suffolk Coast Path [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Suffolk coast and heath walks : 3 long-distance routes in the AONB : the Suffolk Coast Path, the Stour and Orwell Walk and the Sandlings Walk  (Cicerone Press  - 2017 )
Guidebook Sandlings walks : 20 circular walks around the Suffolk coast and heaths  (Larks Press  - 2007 )
General Interest Book Suffolk Coast Walk  (Matador (an imprint of Troubadour)  - 2015 )

Maps:

You can use the interactive controls to zoom in and out and to move around the map, or click on a path or a marker for more info.(interactive map help)

Show Connected Path Outlines
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Other Paths

Show Accommodation
Hostel Accommodation

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 134, 156, 169
OS Landranger Active 134, 156, 169
OS Explorer 40, 184, 197, 212, 231
OS Explorer Active 40, 184, 197, 212, 231

Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers
Self Guided Walking Holidays (Green Traveller)

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

 
 
From
Path
Along
Path
Hostel Accommodation
2 km
60 km
Hostel Accommodation
2 km
97 km

Connected Paths:


Downloads:

GPX Route File
Suffolk Coast Path GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 14/10/2021 19:16:05
Login to Download
(Members Only)
MemoryMap Route File
Suffolk Coast Path Memory Map Route File
Last Updated 14/10/2021 19:16:05
Login to Download
(Members Only)
Tracklogs Route File
Suffolk Coast Path Tracklogs Route file
Last Updated 14/10/2021 19:16:18
Login to Download
(Members Only)

Route Profile:

97.1 km (60.3 miles)
529 m (1,736 ft) ascent
27 m (89 ft)  maximum height

This website uses cookies

To comply with EU Directives we are informing you that our website uses cookies for services such as memberships and Google Analytics.

Your data is completely safe and we do not record any personally identifiable information.

Please click the button to acknowledge and approve our use of cookies during your visit.

Learn more about the Cookie Law