Marshes, Coast and Forest

Wander around Walberswick with its river, heath and marshes, or take a longer walk to Dunwich.

Technical sheet
No. 3878505
A Walberswick walk posted on 21/08/20 by Aurelie-21. Update : 21/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 3h20[?]
Distance Distance : 7.2mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 46ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 46ft
Highest point Highest point : 62ft
Lowest point Lowest point : -7ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Walberswick
Starting point Starting point : N 52.314093° / E 1.664426°
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Description

(D/A) Start on Walberswick village green, facing Ferry Road and turn right towards the village hall, following the road as it bears right onto The Street.

(1) Take the footpath on your left just before you reach The Anchor pub. Take the right fork, then the left fork, then turn left again. You should now be on the Suffolk Coast Path with the narrow Dunwich River immediately on your left (look out for the Suffolk Coast Path marker discs). Follow the Suffolk Coast Path across marshes, passing the derelict Walberswick windpump. The marshes support scarce wildlife, such as the bittern, that depends on freshwater but these marshes are at risk of becoming saline if sea defences cannot be sustained.

(2) Continue following the path for approximately 1.5km to the edge of Dunwich Forest, then follow the track with the forest on your right and Dingle Marshes on your left.

(3) When the road is reached at Bridge Farm on the edge of Dunwich, turn left. From Dunwich, you can either retrace your route, or walk back along the beach to Walberswick. The top of the shingle bank provides the best views but the sandier shoreline makes for an easier walk. In winter, however, the beach route may be impassable.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 16ft - Walberswick village green
1 : mi 0.1 - alt. 16ft - The Anchor pub
2 : mi 1.12 - alt. -7ft - Suffolk Coast Path
3 : mi 3.47 - alt. 13ft - Bridge Farm
D/A : mi 7.2 - alt. 16ft - Walberswick village green

Useful Information

Paths and tracks, some of which can be very muddy at certain times. Please be aware of tides when walking along the coastline. At high tides, the coastal route may be impassable.

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

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