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The Suffolk Sandlings Walk


As I started the Coast walk from Landguard to Corton we will do this one the other way round from Southwold to Rushmere St. Andrew, this walk was done over a number of years by my wife and I, it is something that we haven't hurried especially as these days my distance I can cover has been somewhat limited.

Enjoy it, it is a fascinating walk, with some beautiful countryside, animals, birds, insects, butterflies in abundance but I have never seen or heard a Nightjar bird

The start [or finish] of the Sandlings Walk from Southwold to Rushmere St Andrew

http://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_id=8301

Nightjar Rushmere [007497].jpg

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Once across the Town Marshes you come to the River Blyth footpath [as I write part of ths footpath is new, as I visited it last week], this view is from the riverbank looking NW towards the water towers

Walking westwards along the north bank of the River Blyth after about a mile you will come across the footbridge that takes you into Walberswick, this bridge once took the railway from Halesworth to Southwold. This section of walk is quite stony but rewarding in that there is a lot of activity along the lane and river



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Walberswick to Hinton section

From the footbridge on the River Blyth you walk south towards the church of St Andrew

Here is Walberswick Church, another of those churches in this area which was once quite large 124' X 60' and over the centuries has been reduced in size, the new smaller church measuring 64' X 20' was built at the end of the 17c at a cost of £291 8s 9d 





Following the footpath to Tinkers Walk to Newdelights Wood or walking directly to NDW is equally rewarding 

This is a beautiful walk and as a reminder the area that you might be walking is an AONB an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dartmoor Ponies have recently been introduced into parts of Dunwich Forest near to the start of the Newdelight Woodland Walk, I love it here.......smile

Suff Walberswick Nature Reserve 091.JPG

 



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If you see this sign on a Sandlings Walk then you are definitely on the right track, the blackened Nightjar logo is the sign to look out for, I have been on Dunwich/Minsmere Heath today walking part of the Sandlings Walk, more on this later 

Seen on the Sandlings Walk at Minsmere recently

Dunwich [013288].jpgDunwich [013289].jpgDunwich [013309].jpg

 

 



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The walk passes through Dunwich

Dunwich Greyfriars  134.jpg

Dunwich Heath 050.JPGDunwich Heath 052.JPG

 a Sandlings Walk Dunwich[013311].jpg

KU Dunwich Heath DSC_3050.JPG



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