Sandlings Walk

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Start: Southwold
Grid Ref: TM506758
Distance: 55 miles (89 km)
Climbing: 410 metres
Walk time: 22-28 hours
Days: 4-6

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: Sandlings Walk is a long distance route in the county of Suffolk, Eastern England which explores flatland and fen habitats using riverside, forest and heathland paths. It is a specialisted walk which intigrates the local flora and fauna and which has 11 thought provoking sculptures to be enjoyed at regular intervals along the route. The walk runs through the Suffolk Sandling that used to stretch from the outskirts of Ipswich to Southwold which is an area of lowland heath, Britain's rarest wildlife habitat, and the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Starting in Southwold the route goes via the Suffolk Coast National Nature Reserve, Dunwich Forest, Dunwich Heath, Minsmere, Sizewell, Thorpeness, North Warren, Friston, Tunstall Forest, Butley Corner, Rendlesham Forest, Sutton Heath and Rushmere Common to finish on the outskirts of Ipswich.

Useful Links:
Sandlings Walk Guidebooks
Suffolk Coast and Heaths
Griff Chamberlain's Sandlings Walk Story
Long Distance Walkers Association

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