This relaxing 4 day break, follows the route of our Walking Breaks Tour WB-C3, but divides the Southwold to Aldeburgh stretch over 2 days, to create a leisurely stroll with ample time to explore the delights of the coastal area.
For your Walking Breaks accommodation we’ve chosen three very comfortable hotels in these special oh-so-Suffolk seaside settlements. We are pleased to discuss details on request.
Please note: the price of this tour includes a transfer from Snape back to Southwold (or to a station).
This relaxing 4 day break, follows the route of our Walking Breaks Tour WB-C3, but divides the Southwold to Aldeburgh stretch over 2 days. The result is a leisurely stroll with ample time to explore the delights of the unspoilt Suffolk coast and to sip on a seafront latte or well deserved pint, or browse the treasure-laden streets of the elegant coastal towns, Southwold and Aldeburgh.
Day One – Arrive & explore
Arrive at your hotel in Southwold (by car or train and taxi) in time for lunch and spend the afternoon exploring the rows of pantiled cottages and broad greens of the town. Alternatively, take a circular walk exploring the coast and countryside around Southwold, passing marshes, creeks and a handily placed harbourside pub on your return.
Mileage: Min 0 Max 7 Overnight: Southwold
Day Two – From beach huts to bitterns
Walking down to Southwold Harbour you’ll cross the River Blyth (by small ferry in summer) and head through reedbeds to Dunwich, once the capital of East Anglia, now lost under the waves.
Mileage: Min 8 Max 8 Overnight: Dunwich
Day Three – From ferns to fishing boats
Setting off southwards across the heather clad Dunwich Heath you reach the RSPB reserve at Minsmere and then, hugging the coast you’ll reach Sizewell. Further south is Thorpeness, a complete holiday village built in 1910 around its own manmade pleasure lake. The House is the Clouds is the quirky landmark here. The last stretch takes you along the beach path past the famous Scallop sculpture to the elegant resort of Aldeburgh where you’ll spend the night.
Mileage: Min 8 Max 8 Overnight: Aldeburgh
Day Four – Creeks & concert halls
Today, you can explore the charm of Aldeburgh and take an optional walk to Snape Maltings, home of the Aldeburgh Festival on the banks of the river Alde. A taxi will return you to Southwold (or Saxmundham Railway Station).
Mileage: Min 0 Max 6
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