Across the Marshes to the castle

This walk crosses the mysterious marshes before returning to Orford to visit the castle and church

Technical sheet
No. 3958804
A Orford walk posted on 02/09/20 by Aurelie-21. Update : 04/09/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h55[?]
Distance Distance : 4.16mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 36ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 43ft
Highest point Highest point : 46ft
Lowest point Lowest point : -7ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Orford
Starting point Starting point : N 52.091559° / E 1.537962°
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Description

(D/A) Leave car park and turn left. Walk to quay and turn right along path beside river. Follow this path along river
wall towards Chantry point. Round point and follow path as it leads along winding river wall. Ignore path that leads back across Chantry point. Follow river wall around to left until path turns right and drops down off river wall towards gate. Go through gate and follow track inland.

(1) When you reach road, turn right. Just before you reach houses on right, take track that leads off left. Just past barn, take path on right up steps through hedge. Follow path across fields to castle. Walk past impressive castle keep until you reach road.

(2) Turn left up tarmacked road, passing hotel. Walk across Market Hill and enter churchyard beside King’s Head Inn. Walk up to church porch and turn right. Leave churchyard by second gate and turn left along lane (if you want to shorten route, walk straight down road to quay). Follow lane for short while, before taking first turning right. At end of lane, turn left.

(3) Walk along lane until you come to wall of High House on left. Opposite end of wall, take footpath that leads off right. Follow path beside fields and across dyke to river wall. Turn right and follow path back to quay.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 10ft - Car park
1 : mi 2 - alt. 26ft - Gedgrave Road
2 : mi 2.95 - alt. 36ft - Castle Hill
3 : mi 3.25 - alt. 23ft - Daphne Road
D/A : mi 4.16 - alt. 10ft - Car park

Useful Information

Paths and tracks, which can be muddy. The path along the river wall is exposed. Part of route on public roads. Please be aware of traffic. We recommend high visibility clothing.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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