Walk to the Warren

The River Alde is little more than a stream until it nears Snape Maltings. Here the river becomes tidal and it broadens into a wide estuary. It’s a place of glistening mud and open water, filled twice a day by the incoming tide and rich in wildlife.

Technical sheet
No. 3879865
A Tunstall walk posted on 21/08/20 by Aurelie-21. Update : 21/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h55[?]
Distance Distance : 1.9mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 13ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 13ft
Highest point Highest point : 20ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 0ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Tunstall
Starting point Starting point : N 52.164145° / E 1.495955°
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Description

(D/A) From the Plough and Sail pub in front of Snape Maltings, cross Snape Bridge and turn right onto the grassy embankment with the river Alde on your right. This lovely circular walk follows the bank of the river, winding through grazing marsh, reed beds and marshy scrub until it reaches Snape Warren. Here, the trail turns left, following a path through the wood for about 250m, before turning left once more. Continue through marshland to Snape village. At the crossroads in the centre of Snape, turn left and follow the road back to Snape Maltings.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 7ft - Plough and Sail pub
D/A : mi 1.9 - alt. 7ft - Plough and Sail pub

Useful Information

Easy – Ground under foot fairly flat, part of route on minor public road, one stile. Please be aware of traffic.

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

During the walk or to do/see around

The walk can easily be extended by adding a loop around Snape Warren, following the footpaths through the woods, foreshore and heathland. Allow an extra 15 minutes, plus more for bird watching.

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