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Windmill, church and sun graphicEast Suffolk Line Walks


114 km / 71 miles
The East Suffolk Line, the railway linking Ipswich and Lowestoft, traverses some of the most delightful of Suffolk's unspoilt countryside. The entire line was proposed for closure in the 1960s but the present route was saved following a local campaign. Visitors can enjoy the passing scenery in a relaxed way without using a car.

The stations along the line provide convenient starting and finishing points from which walkers can explore the surrounding countryside, from a short stroll to over ten miles of remote fields and woods. For the more ambitious walker eleven of the walks can be joined up to make a long distance trail of over 70 miles. The paths, bridleways and tracks included in the recommended routes were selected to provide reasonable directness, variety of landscape, local interest and to allow walkers to enjoy a largely traffic-free environment. Even the outskirts of Ipswich and the approaches to Lowestoft can be traversed by pleasant ways through parks, undeveloped green spaces and small roads. Some of the routes explore Suffolk rivers - the Alde, Deben and Fynn.

On Mondays to Saturdays most trains on the East Suffolk line operate to and from London Liverpool Street. A reduced service operates on Sundays.


Waymark: Windmill, church and sun graphic
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Windmill, church and sun graphic
Attributes: Easy
Start: TM157438 - Ipswich Station, Suffolk View on StreetMap
Finish: TM547929 - Lowestoft Station, Suffolk View on StreetMap
Web Sites: East Suffolk Lines CRP - East Suffolk Lines Walks Griffmonster - East Suffolk Line Path posts [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download East Suffolk Lines Walks  (Suffolk County Council  - 2018 ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 134, 156, 169
OS Landranger Active 134, 156, 169
OS Explorer 40, 197, 212, 231
OS Explorer Active 40, 197, 212, 231

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Route Profile:

114.4 km (71.1 miles)
856 m (2,808 ft) ascent
55 m (180 ft)  maximum height

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