River’s Edge Ramble

Enjoy a wonderful walk on the banks of the River Alde.

Technical sheet
No. 3879916
A Tunstall walk posted on 21/08/20 by Aurelie-21. Update : 21/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h00[?]
Distance Distance : 2.08mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 23ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 10ft
Highest point Highest point : 26ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 3ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Location Location : Tunstall
Starting point Starting point : N 52.161911° / E 1.497392°
Arrival Arrival : N 52.154714° / E 1.526001°
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Description

(D) This walk begins from the car park in the south eastern corner of the Maltings complex, beyond the music school building. Follow the footpath across open farmland and then over a short, wooden boardwalk. Continue past a small area of scrub before crossing a longer boardwalk through a reedbed. After the boardwalk, the path continues through a small area of saltmarsh (please be aware that this section can flood during very high tides). Cross farmland once more to reach the end of the trail at Iken picnic site.

This walk can be extended by continuing along the riverside footpath beyond the picnic site. This provides excellent views of the river, its birdlife and Iken Church in the distance. The footpath can be very muddy in places particularly in the winter. You can walk all the way to the church by following the footpath when it turns away from the river to the public road. Turn left along the road and first left along Church Lane. Do not try to walk all the way to the Church along the river. Part of the route is on a minor public road. Please be aware of traffic. We recommend that some type of high visibility clothing is worn.(A)

Waypoints :
D : mi 0 - alt. 13ft - Car park
A : mi 2.08 - alt. 26ft - The Anchorage

Useful Information

Easy – Ground under foot fairly flat.

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

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