4.4 of 5 (5 votes)

Aldeburgh Marshes

A leisurely walk (coast) in Suffolk, England, about 5.34km (3.32 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:15. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 6m (19ft)
Loss 12m (39ft)
Max. Elevation 10m (32ft)
Elevation (total) 18m (58ft)
Start & End
Aldeburgh bus stop
Distance 5.34km
Duration ~1:15
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 12 Nov 2007
This is a walk that is just as good on a bleak winter's day as in the summer. It's also a good walk for birdwatchers and Aldeburgh has lots of nice tea shops whilst you wait for your bus home.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map


OS Grid TM464568
The walk starts in Aldeburgh town centre. Simple start - just head for the sea!
Slaughden quay About 1.23 km (~0.76 miles) from
OS Grid TM463556
Head south along the coast until you reach a stile, by the river Alde.
Raised bank About 1.65 km (~1.03 miles) from
OS Grid TM450565
The route follows the raised river bank, and there are often lots of birds on the river and in the Aldeburgh marshes. At the bend in the river, head down the wooden steps and head across the meadow.
Aldeburgh About 0.93 km (~0.58 miles) from
OS Grid TM458570
When you have crossed the marshes you are back in Aldeburgh. From here, you can extend the walk out north past the caravan park. Follow the path out towards North Warren nature reserve.
Thorpe road About 1.53 km (~0.95 miles) from
OS Grid TM467582
Head east again until you reach the coast and enjoy the sea views as you wander back in to Aldeburgh.

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