Shotley Point Stroll

This walk explores the Orwell and Stour estuaries. Enjoy superb views of Harwich Haven and the Port of Felixstowe.

Technical sheet
No. 4006695
A Shotley walk posted on 09/09/20 by Aurelie-21. Update : 09/09/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h30[?]
Distance Distance : 3.13mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 62ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 62ft
Highest point Highest point : 75ft
Lowest point Lowest point : -3ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Shotley
Starting point Starting point : N 51.955227° / E 1.267946°
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Description

(D/A) Start at the Pier, walk with river wall on your right, to Shotley Marina. Past the marina and turn left at next path junction and follow path behind marina. Take next right and continue beside fence to road.

(1) Cross road and turn right. At end of row of houses, take track left. You are now briefly on the Stour & Orwell Walk way marked path.

(2) At cross tracks beside Shotley Cottage, turn left towards River Stour. When you reach houses turn left. Follow directions back to the Pier.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 13ft - Pier
1 : mi 1.32 - alt. 72ft - Cross road
2 : mi 2.07 - alt. 75ft - Shotley Cottage
D/A : mi 3.13 - alt. 13ft - Pier

Useful Information

Paths and tracks can be muddy after rain. Cattle are often grazing on the marshes, so please keep dogs on leads. Some sections are near deep water. This walk takes you onto public highways. We recommend high visibility clothing.

In winter, the estuaries are home to rare birds feeding and nesting in the area. They are easily disturbed and fly off, but you can help during these sensitive months by;
• Keeping your dog on a lead when walking on the paths by the river
• Avoiding the river paths as a running route at low and high tides
• Keeping a respectful distance from groups of birds if you’re on the water
• Reducing noise in general

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


Walker
on Mon 04 Oct 2021 09:36:58 CEST

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 08/09/21
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Good

A pleasant and diverse walk - not very long but with plenty of interest. Gives a good impression of the area in a round walk - We did it anti-clockwise - walking alongside the marina to begin with and then up the hill in an hedged / enclosed path to the upper part of the village on the hill ridge where seating is available - looking up the Orwell - very nice - just at the western end of the Shotley village. The walk then continues over field with good views of the Stour before dropping to the edge of the Stour through a little hamlet. Make sure you seek out the opportunity to walk actually alongside the waters edge rather than along the 'inside' of the tree belt - its much more interesting and makes a good place to stop. There is a pub at the end of this walk (well two actually - one in the marina and one older one to the south western side of the village on the waterfront)

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