4.84 mi

Elevation gain

3 ft

Technical difficulty


Elevation loss

3 ft

Max elevation

63 ft



Min elevation

-80 ft

Trail type





April 6, 2021


April 2021

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63 ft
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4.84 mi

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near Thorpeness, England (United Kingdom)

In fine weather and if the tide is low, the beach is good for walking.

Park in Thorpeness. There is free parking in the side streets.
The Dune opposite the clubhouse is a good place to park.
Head north staying on roads as close to the sea as possible.
Aim for North End Avenue.
At the dead end for cars, head onto the common land and continue NE.
At a pill box, the path drops steeply down to the beach.
Head north along the beach.
Look out for the path back up to the cliff top.
Follow the cliff top path all the way to sizewell.
Or use the beach if conditions make this favourable.
At Sizewell, the mapped route goes into the car park.
There are toilets and the Sizewell "T" cafe.
Now head south along Sizewell Gap road.
Follow the road right, west, to the "Vulcan Arms".
Turn first left, south, towards Sizewell Hall and Cliff House.
After 300 metres, turn right, SW, along a wide farm track.
After 550 metres, continue SW along a narrow footpath. Ignore the wider tracks.
After 280 metres look for the earth banks of a reservoir, right.
Turn left at this landmark and head SE through a metal gate.
This path is very narrow and wiggles between gorse and heather bushes.
The narrow path crosses several wider routes.
Always head south or SE and kink right and left if necessary.
Back in Thorpeness, head along Pilgrims Way.
Head past the Dolphin and go south along The Whinlands.
The path diverts to follow the lakeside.
At the Meare Tea Rooms, head back to the coast along The Dune.

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Car park

TM 47332 59653, Thorpness


Meare Shop and Tea Rooms

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Meare Shop and Tea Rooms

Thorpeness, Dolphin

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Thorpeness, Dolphin

Sizewell T


Vulcan Arms, Sizewell

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Vulcan Arms, Sizewell


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