Countryside and Cliffs of Kessingland

This walk explores Kessingland’s quiet countryside and beautiful coastline, taking in some lovely views on the way.

Technical sheet
No. 3876954
A Kessingland walk posted on 20/08/20 by Aurelie-21. Update : 20/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h10[?]
Distance Distance : 4.56mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 49ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 49ft
Highest point Highest point : 66ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 10ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Kessingland
Starting point Starting point : N 52.414594° / E 1.723624°
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Description

(D/A) Leave Beach Car Park and turn left along the pavement. Almost immediately turn sharp left down the track (Marsh Lane). This soon becomes path behind houses.

(1) Re-join another track and keep right. Continue past sewage works. The track becomes path at the entrance to a private fishing lake. Keep on path through open countryside. Go straight at two cross tracks, some distance apart. Shortly after second cross tracks, path joins tarmac lane. Continue on the lane until the main road.

(2) Cross road and turn right along pavement.

(3) Just before St. Edmund’s Church on right, take path off left beside entrance to industrial estate. Keep straight past houses and between fences, crossing a residential road. Path joins Lloyds Avenue.

(4) At T junction at end of Lloyds Avenue, turn right. Continue past shops and school. Turn left into Clare Road and follow right pavement.
After entrance to Griffith Close, follow path as it goes behind hedge. Continue beyond houses across field. At path T junction, turn left (to shorten route by 1 mile, turn right). At next path junction, turn right. Follow path, ignoring left turn over footbridge, to T junction with track.

(5) Turn right. At cliff and steps, turn right along path (descend steps to visit the beach). Path runs parallel with cliff, then heads inland around garden.

(6) At cross paths, turn left. Follow path through trees, ignoring right split. When track reached, turn right. Follow track between hedges and houses. Soon after Rider Haggard Lane, take path off left between hedge and fence.

(7) Descend steps to beach and turn right. Follow path through dunes parallel with low cliffs. When promenade reached, continue until road joins from right. Turn sharp right and follow road past Sailor’s Home Pub back to car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 16ft - Beach Car Park
1 : mi 0.46 - alt. 13ft - Track
2 : mi 1.56 - alt. 66ft - White's Lane
3 : mi 1.7 - alt. 59ft - St. Edmund’s Church
4 : mi 2.04 - alt. 59ft - Lloyds Avenue
5 : mi 2.89 - alt. 66ft - Cliff Farm Lane
6 : mi 3.42 - alt. 46ft - Cross paths
7 : mi 3.78 - alt. 49ft - Steps
D/A : mi 4.56 - alt. 16ft - Beach Car Park

Useful Information

Paths and tracks can be muddy after rain. Please be aware of traffic. We recommend high visibility clothing. The path along the cliff is exposed and prone to erosion. The cliffs are unstable, so please keep well away.

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

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.67/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 4/5


Walker
on Mon 07 Sep 2020 09:49:35 CEST

Global average : 4.67 / 5

Date of walk : 07/09/20
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Good

This is a surprisingly pleasant walk that opens up the lovely countryside and seascape around Kessingland.

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