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Distance

9.58 mi

Elevation gain

174 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

174 ft

Max elevation

159 ft

Trailrank

51

Min elevation

55 ft

Trail type

Loop

Coordinates

720

Uploaded

March 12, 2022

Recorded

March 2022

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159 ft
55 ft
9.58 mi

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near Waterloo, England (United Kingdom)

Approaching from the village centre, park at the southern end of Bridge Road, Scole.

Head NE along Bridge Road.
Turn left, west, along Diss Road and cross the A140.
Head NE, on the footpath left of the A140 for 310 metres.
Turn left, west, for 140 metres. Turn right, north towards Scole Common Road.
Turn right, SE, along Scole Common Road.
Cross the bridge over the A140. Cross the Norwich Road (old A140).
Head east towards Hall Farm Cottages.
Turn right, south, towards Saint Mary's ruins (right).
At the tarmac bend right, head left, east, on a track to Hall Farm.
At Norgate Lane, turn left and right and continue east towards Hall Farm.
Continue east after Hall Farm. Turn right, south along Kiln Lane.
Cross the A143 and turn left, east, along the lay-by.
After 160 metres, turn right, south, pumping station left.
Drop down to the Waveney and head left, SE, river right.
At The Crotch, right, the river Dove joins the Waveney.
Stay close to the river and turn right into a meadow used by wild swimmers.
At the weir, cross the river into Suffolk to follow the Mid Suffolk path, south.
In 2021, the Waveney bridge was closed for repair.
Walkers and swimmers climbed over the barriers and used the bridge as usual.
At the B1118, turn right, west, and head to the church (St Peter and St Paul).
Visit the church, then head south down Church Hill to the village centre.
Head south passing the Swan, Hoxne.
Cross the Gold Brook. Head along Low Street, then right, SW, into Eye Road.
After 400 metres, turn right, off Eye Road and head north, hedge right.
The path bends left, NW and soon left, SW through poplar woods.
The woodland path bends right and crosses the River Dove. Continue west.
The path becomes a track and soon a tarmac lane.
Bend left, SW, and join Upper Oakley (road).
Turn right, NW, along Oakley Church Lane to Saint Nicholas church.
Before the lych gate, turn left, south. (Or pause here to see the church).
Follow the footpath back to Upper Oakley and head SW through the village.
Turn right into Buck Lane and immediately left, NW, parallel with The Street, hedge left.
This is a useful permissive path avoiding the tarmac.
Turn right, north along a wide farm track, reservoirs left.
Head north through Warrenhill Farm.
Cross the B1118 with a right/left kink. Continue north.
Cross the A143. At busy times divert via the safer roundabout islands.
Head NE into Scole Pocket Park.
Cross Scole Bridge to return to the parking area.
The Crossways and Scole Inn are handy for refreshments.

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Bridge Closed

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Bridge Closed
Car park

TM 14785 78660, Scole

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TM 148 786, Scole
Car park

TM 14672 78493, Scole

Provisioning

Crossways, Scole

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Crossways, Scole
Provisioning

Scole Inn

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Scole Inn
Car park

TM 16563 78630, Billingford

Provisioning

Horseshoes, Billingford

Provisioning

Swan, Hoxne

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Swan, Hoxne
Car park

TM 153 767, Brome and Oakley Village Hall

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TM 153 767, Brome and Oakley Village Hall
Religious site

St Peter and St Paul

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St Peter and St Paul
Religious site

St Nicholas, Oakley

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St Nicholas, Oakley
Ruins

St Marys, Ruin

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St Marys, Ruin

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