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Magnall Round


35 km / 22 miles
The Magnall Round is a circular walk of 22 miles that starts and finishes at Needham Market Railway Station. It uses public rights of way, paths, tracks and riverside paths. Passing through the Parishes of Barking, Darmsden, Baylham and Great Blakenham, the walk then joins the riverside path of the River Gipping. The walk passes through the rolling countryside of Mid Suffolk, a place which is rarely visited by outsiders, a hidden gem.

This Anytime Challenge walk is made up of parts of four shorter circular routes which start and end at Needham Market. These four routes are themselves part of a set of eleven walks of between 2 and 9 miles from the same location, put together by long-time LDWA member Derek Magnall and described in a booklet which is downloadable from two websites (see below). There is also a downloadable route description dated September 2020.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Average Gradients
Agricultural land
Start and Finish: TM090548 - Rail Station, Needham Market, Suffolk View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF Magnall Round  (Derek Magnall ) Download File
Booklet 11 Circular Walks From Needham Market  (River Gipping Trust  - 2022 )


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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 155
OS Landranger Active 155
OS Explorer 197, 211
OS Explorer Active 197, 211

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Route Profile:

34.1 km (21.2 miles)
348 m (1,142 ft) ascent
68 m (223 ft)  maximum height

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