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Distance

59.59 mi

Elevation gain

1,158 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

1,191 ft

Max elevation

142 ft

Trailrank

14

Min elevation

-10 ft

Trail type

One Way

Coordinates

1217

Uploaded

March 14, 2020

Recorded

March 2020

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near Maidenhall, England (United Kingdom)

The Sandlings Walk starts from Kesgrave (Ipswich) and heads north and east to Southwold.

This guide splits the route into thirteen circular walks. The waymarked Sandlings route is about 60 miles long. These circular routes total 123 miles. The Suffolk Sandlings are areas of heathland with poor sandy soil. This habitat has become rare and valuable. Much of the terrain has been converted to arable farm land or forest plantations. The walk is well signposted. Look out for sculptures at intervals along the route. The habitats are very diverse and there are some fine views. As well as forest, heath and arable crops, expect pig farms and huge areas of mown lawn, some of which have been harvested for rolls of turf. Clay clogged boots are unlikely in this sandy terrain.

GPX and KML DOWNLOADS
During November 2018, the entire walk was logged using a Garmin eTrex 20 hand-held GPS receiver. The downloadable track logs are quite accurate and generally better than similar offerings on-line that were created from maps without actually doing the walk! Several downloads copy each other and get the Kesgrave start/end point wrong.

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THE WALKS
1) 8.2 Miles - Ipswich Railway Station to the Sandlings Start - (This extra leg is not part of the "official" route.)
2) 12.5 Miles - Kesgrave and Martlesham
3) 10.7 Miles - Martleshan and Melton - (At high tide part of this route might be under water for an hour or two.)
3.1) 12.2 Miles - Ipswich to Melton Train Walk - (At high tide mile nine might be under water for an hour or two.)
4) 10.5 Miles - Sutton, near Sutton Hoo
5) 8.0 Miles - Rendlesham and the UFO trail
6) 10.8 Miles - Butley
7) 9.6 Miles - Snape South and Tunstall Forest
8) 10.5 Miles - Snape North
9) 8.4 Miles - Aldringham
10) 9.6 Miles - Sizewell and Minsmere
11) 11 Miles - Dunwich Forest and Heath
12) 8.5 Miles - Walberswick (October 2018: The bridge to Southwold is closed for repairs)
13) 4.6 Miles - Southwold (The route has been extended to include the pier.)

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Provisioning

Anchor

Provisioning

Bell Inn, Walberswick

Car park

TM 50031 74848, Walberswick, Pay

Car park

TM 46673 73714, Parking

Ferry

Walberswick, Foot Ferry £1

Provisioning

Harbour Inn, Southwold

Car park

TM 50324 76290, Southwold

Car park

TM 30659 47536, Parking

Train stop

Melton

Car park

TM 28811 50299, Melton Riverside

Train stop

Ipswich Station

Car park

TM 19643 46040, Rushmere St Andrew

Car park

TM 467 710, Dunwich Forest (St Helena's Way)

Provisioning

Flora Tea Rooms, Dunwich

Provisioning

Ship, Dunwich

Car park

TM 45211 66691, Lay-By

Provisioning

Eel's Foot Inn, Eastbridge

Car park

TM 45351 63859, Parking

Provisioning

Vulcan Arms, Sizewell

River

Minsmere Sluice

Car park

TM 47684 67730, Minsmere NT

Car park

Coast Guard Cottages, Minsmere

Provisioning

Parrot and Punchbowl, Aldringham

Provisioning

Sizewell T

Car park

TM 23202 44962, Kesgrave

Car park

TM 35424 49144, Rendlesham

Car park

TM 39351 57323, Snape Maltings

Car park

TM 47496 62956, Sizewell Gap (Pay)

TM 475 629, Sizewell Gap (Pay)
Car park

TM 45038 72622, Five Ways

Car park

TM 47892 70712, Dunwich Beach

TM 479 707, Dunwich Beach
Provisioning

Dingle Hill Tearooms

Religious site

Minster

Provisioning

Red Lion, Martlesham

Car park

TM 23202 44962, Kesgrave

Information point

Sandlings Walk Start Point

Risk

Trail can flood at high tide

Train stop

Woodbridge

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