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92 km / 57 miles
The walk is unusual in having two different start points in Ipswich. This is to enable an exploration of either Rushmere Heath or Purdis Heath (on the St Augustine's alternative) before joining the main route at Foxhall Heath. It takes a mostly inland route through several areas of remaining Sandlings Heaths passing through Woodbridge, with its Tide Mill, Snape Maltings, Sizewell, Dunwich and finishing at the pier in Southwold.


Waymark: Stylised nightjar logo
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Stylised nightjar logo
Attributes: Easy
Start: TM196444 - Rushmere Heath, Ipswich, Suffolk View on StreetMap
Finish: TM512767 - Pier, Southwold, Suffolk View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Griffmonster - Sandlings Walk [blog] British Walks - Sandlings Walk [blog] Annierak - Sandlings Walk [blog]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Suffolk coast and heath walks : 3 long-distance routes in the AONB : the Suffolk Coast Path, the Stour and Orwell Walk and the Sandlings Walk  (Cicerone Press  - 2017 )
Guidebook Sandlings walks : 20 circular walks around the Suffolk coast and heaths  (Larks Press  - 2007 )
General Interest Book Suffolk Coast Walk  (Matador (an imprint of Troubadour)  - 2015 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 156, 169
OS Landranger Active 156, 169
OS Explorer 197, 212, 231
OS Explorer Active 197, 212, 231

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Route Profile:

91.6 km (56.9 miles)
621 m (2,037 ft) ascent
41 m (135 ft)  maximum height

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