Park at Ramsholt. Use the public car park and not the pub's.
There is no waterside footpath so this walk is all inland with occasional river and sea views.
Head roughly east along Dock Road away from the river.
Turn right, still on tarmac, and head SE.
Continue ahead, SE, when the main road veers left.
This lane is reverting to a mud track.
After woodland, left, turn left, NE, along a good farm track, ruins left.
Continue on this bearing until you rejoin the earlier lane. Continue east.
At Alderton, divert via the church which looks as though it has lost its tower.
Leave the cemetery by the east gate, close to the Swan, sadly for sale in late 2020.
Head north past the pub and village shop and continue north along Hollesley Road.
This carries significant traffic so take care. There is no alternative footpath.
Go left, NW, at the Y junction, now on Lodge Road.
Before Coronation Avenue, turn left, west, off the tarmac on a footpath between fields.
This path was not signposted. At the B1083, kink right and left and head SW between fields.
Turn right, north, when the way ahead ends. Turn left, roughly west after one field.
Don't use the main farm track when it bends left.
Instead veer right off the track and head west, trees left, aiming for a gap in the trees.
Join another farm track, left, south and soon SW, trees right.
Follow this to a tarmac lane and continue roughly south.
Turn right, west, signposted to Ramsholt Church. Walk 18 goes via this church.
After Valley Wood, turn left, south, onto a bridleway, woodland left.
Turn right, SW, stream left.
At houses continue SW through gaps. This track bends left, south and crosses the stream.
At tarmac, turn right, east, and return to the car park.
The river and pub are only 200 metres east of the car park.
It's well worth adding this to the walk.
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