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Suffolk Walking Breaks Tours - Suffolk Heritage Coast Walk - Seven Days

Designed for walking friends who fancy a more leisurely pace, this tour follows the same captivating Suffolk Heritage Coast route in England as our Walking Breaks Tour WB-C4, but divides the Southwold to Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh to Orford and Orford to Felixstowe Ferry stretches each into 2 days sections. Travelling between 6-9 miles a day, you’ll be assured of a relaxing holiday along the most peaceful of coastal paths.

Tour details

Tour Name
Suffolk Heritage Coast Walk - Seven Days
Tour Reference
WB-CG7
Tour Duration
7 days and 6 nights
Start Day
Any Day
Tour Grade
WB2
Board Basis
Bed & Breakfast
Price
From £578 to £607 per person
Accommodation

For your Walking Breaks accommodation we’ve especially selected comfortable properties in convenient locations. We are pleased to discuss details on request.

Please note: the price of this tour includes A total of 5 taxi transfers.

Tour at a Glance

Designed for walking friends who fancy a more leisurely pace, this tour follows the same captivating Suffolk Heritage Coast route in England as our Walking Breaks Tour WB-C4, but divides the Southwold to Aldeburgh, Aldeburgh to Orford and Orford to Felixstowe Ferry stretches each into 2 days sections. Travelling between 6-9 miles a day, you’ll be assured of a relaxing holiday along the most peaceful of coastal paths.

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Itinerary

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 – Heading for the heathers
     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. Across the heather clad Dunwich Heath you reach the RSPB reserve at Minsmere and then hugging the coast you come to Sizewell.
Mileage: Min 9 Max 9   Overnight: Dunwich

Day Three – Marsh harriers & a house in the clouds
     Setting off southwards, along the cliffs is Thorpeness, a complete holiday village built in 1910, bordering a 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 – Britten’s inspiration
     Following the River Alde inland you take the gentle route to Snape, home of the Aldeburgh Festival. From the path you can fully appreciate the beautiful setting of Snape Maltings.
     At Snape you can relax in the pub or tea-rooms, explore the galleries and antique shops or take a boat trip on the upper reaches of the Alde.
     Taxi transfer back to Aldeburgh for the night.
Mileage: Min 0 Max 6.5   Overnight: Aldeburgh

Day Five – From creeks to castles
     After the taxi returns you to Snape, you have a choice of routes. The first takes you inland through Tunstall Forest. The longer alternative follows the River Alde as it flows along the coast, just separated from the sea by the narrow shingle spit of Orford Ness. Both routes lead to the now sleepy Elizabethan port of Orford, with its impressive castle and quaint quayside, where you spend the night.
Mileage: Min 7.5 Max 11   Overnight: Orford

Day Six – Tales of the river bank
     From Orford you can choose to either walk inland or, subject to availability, take the Butley Ferry, the smallest licensed ferry in Europe. The paths meet and continue along the peaceful banks of the River Ore to Shingle Street, a quiet and beautiful spot where the river finally reaches the sea.
     Taxi transfer back to Orford for the night.
Mileage: Min 7.5 Max 11.5  Overnight: Orford

Day Seven – Martello towers & more
     Walking along the sea wall passing Martello Towers and World War II gun emplacements you reach the crumbling cliffs at Bawdsey.  Here you have the option of taking the ferry across the River Deben to the little fishing village of Felixstowe Ferry before returning on the ferry for your taxi transfer back to Southwold or a Railway Station.
Mileage: Min 4.5 Max 4.5

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