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Named signsStour and Orwell Walk


67 km / 42 miles
The walk is an extension west from Felixstowe on the Suffolk Coast Path and follows the coast and heaths along the estuaries of the Orwell and the Stour, going around the Shotley peninsula to Cattawade, providing links with the Essex Way (at Manningtree, across the river) and the Stour Valley Path (East Anglia) (at Cattawade).

On OS mapping, Landranger maps show the Stour and Orwell Path combined while Explorer maps name them both.

The Cicerone guide is a walkers' guide to the trails of the Suffolk coast. Walkers of the paths on and near the Suffolk Coast will find the book by Peter Caton full of interest. While not written as a guide to specific LDPs - there are three in this area - it combines travel writing with a walking guide. The 2015 book, 'Suffolk Coast Walk' provides a insights into this fascinating county and is the companion book to Essex Coast Walk by the same author. Caton explores all 162 miles of Suffolk's unique coastline, including the inlets, creeks, rivers and estuaries, sandy beaches and huge expanses of shingle, through nature reserves, seaside resorts and tiny villages. Caton considers the stories behind legends of Anne Boleyn, invading Germans, a half-man half-fish character, UFOs, Crazy Mary and bells tolling beneath the sea. He visits Suffolk's only island and takes a boat trip to investigate the secret world of Orford Ness. Colour and black & white photos illustrate the book along with maps. It will be useful background also for the Suffolk Coast Path, Stour and Orwell Walk and the Sandlings Walk.


Waymark: Named signs
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Named signs
Attributes: Easy
Start: TM324363 - Felixstowe, Suffolk View on StreetMap
Finish: TM101332 - Cattawade, Suffolk View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Stour and Orwell Walk [YouTube video] Suffolk Coast & Heaths - Stour and Orwell Walk Griffmonster - Stour and Orwell Walk posts [blog] Annierak - Stour & Orwell Walk [blog] Stephen and Lucy Dawson - Stour and Orwell 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 Stour and Orwell Walk  (Joe Jackson  - 2022 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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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 (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 168, 169
OS Landranger Active 168, 169
OS Explorer 184, 197
OS Explorer Active 184, 197

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47 km
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2 km
67 km

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Route Profile:

70.3 km (43.7 miles)
532 m (1,745 ft) ascent
39 m (128 ft)  maximum height

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