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Suffolk Way


182 km / 113 miles
Suffolk Way is a 113 mile (182km) walk through rural Suffolk beginning at Flatford, a hamlet associated with the English landscape painter John Constable, where paintings of the surrounding countryside epitomise the beauty and tranquility found here. Suffolk Way takes you through Constable Country via the Box Valley in the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty leading to the beautiful medieval wool town of Lavenham with its remarkable concentration of ancient timber-framed buildings.

Traveling northeast you cross the remote interior of Suffolk with its open wheat n' beet clayland landscape and distinctive villages. You come to appreciate why locally the area is known as "High Suffolk". After Halesworth Suffolk Way leads you east over sandland beside the River Blyth by grazing marsh and heath, pasture and woods, mudflats and saltings, to the sea at Walberswick. Here you turn north along Suffolk's spectacular Heritage Coast to finish at Lowestoft.

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Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Easy
Start: TM075333 - Flatford, Suffolk View on StreetMap
Finish: TM548925 - Lowestoft, Suffolk View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Constable Country - Suffolk Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Suffolk Way  (Ian St John  - 1999 )


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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 134, 155, 156, 168, 169
OS Landranger Active 134, 155, 156, 168, 169
OS Explorer 40, 184, 196, 211, 212, 230, 231
OS Explorer Active 40, 184, 196, 211, 212, 230, 231

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Route Profile:

181.2 km (112.6 miles)
1,495 m (4,905 ft) ascent
88 m (289 ft)  maximum height

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