Planned as just over 9 miles but you can save a mile by crossing a small bridge at the Buss Creek Outfall (TM 495 758). Start by parking in Blythburgh in Angel Lane. The walk takes you through woods and marshes and along the River Blyth bank. Check the tide tables and walk during high tide for the best views. There are several huts for bird watchers beside miniature lakes in the reed beds. I saw a number of grouse, geese and several sea birds and could hear the calls of several others.
There are several Churches, a Water Tower and Blackshore Mill all useful for navigation. The north west quarter of the walk in the attached Route Card takes you along the A1095 and A12. You have to cross an estuary at Wolsey Bridge; you will note there are Footpath signs along Wolseys Creek. I decided to give this a try and successfully made my way to Blythburgh Bridge. However to do this I found myself on unmarked tracks through farm land at times. I can’t figure why these are only Public paths in part. They stop in the middle of fields and don’t connect. To complete the walk I had to cross barbed-wire fences and walk across land that probably should not have. This, I hasten to add, is nowhere near the old military land, so theoretically there was no danger from old ordnance. If crossing barbed wire is not your thing, then stick to the original route.
Distance: 9 Miles
Elevation Range: 3 to 42 feet
Difficulty: Easy (Medium in the wet due to soft muddy ground)
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Route Card: Blythburgh to Reydon through Walberswick Nature Reserve
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