CAUTION: The river leg has no shelter so avoid foul weather for this walk.
Park in Chelmondiston, Church Road, behind the Red Lion. This is a public car park.
Head south through a hedge gap, then right, west, hedge right.
The path bends left, south, hedge right.
Follow the path left, SE. At the field corner, turn right, SW, hedge left.
Turn left, roughly east, hedge left, on a farm track.
Continue roughly east, hedge right and later, woodland right.
Join a wide farm track and head SE, woodland right.
The track bends left and joins another. Turn left, SE.
At the field corner, leave the wide track and continue east through a small gate, woodland left.
Follow this track east and SE as it merges into Warren Lane.
Emerge opposite Erwarton Hall of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn fame.
Head left, east, along The Street.
Just after barns, turn right, south, passing an avenue of trees that might be as old as the hall.
The path bends left, SE, pond below.
The path bends left, NE, and emerges at an open field.
Turn right, roughly east across the open field. Cross a wide farm track and continue east.
At a hedge, turn right, south, hedge left.
Turn left, east, hedge left. At an isolated house, continue east, hedge left.
At the B1456, turn right, SE, along the road. Ignore Gate Farm Road.
Turn next left, east, along a woodland path.
Drop down to Shotley Gate Marina.
Turn left, north, and walk along the flood wall, river right.
This long leg remains close to the river or salt marshes.
Near Pin Mill, the path heads west into woodland. Don't follow Church Road.
This is National Trust land and there are slopes, steep by Suffolk standards.
Emerge into the village at Pin Mill.
Head south towards Chelmondiston. There are several paths and lanes.
The track log avoids some of the main road through the village.
Head west along Hollow Lane and merge into Church Road.
Cross the B1456 and return to the car park next to the Red Lion.