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A Suffolk stroll - Melton to Campsea Ashe

A leisurely walk (countryside) starting and finishing in Suffolk, England, about 7.44km (4.62 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 1:45. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 29m (95ft)
Loss 4m (13ft)
Max. Elevation 40m (131ft)
Elevation (total) 33m (108ft)
Start
Melton railway station
End
Wickham Market station
Distance 7.44km
(4.62mi)
Duration ~1:45
Difficulty  
Leisurely
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 13 Feb 2008
Suffolk may not be known as one of the UK's more popular walking areas, but there are loads of interesting walks in beautiful English countryside. This is one of many walks from the East Suffolk Line Walks guide. Visit www.eastsuffolklinewalks.co.uk for more walks between stations on this line.

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Waypoints

OS Grid TM286503
Start of the walk. There is a good farm shop at the station, where you can get a pie for the walk.
Brick Kiln Lane About 0.40 km (~0.25 miles) from
OS Grid TM290501
From the station, turn right and head across the railway line. There is a footpath immediately to the right, leading to the path that follows the riverbank. Follow this to the main road and cross over to Brick Kiln Lane.
Decoy Farm About 1.00 km (~0.62 miles) from
OS Grid TM291511
The path leads to Decoy Farm and from there head across the golf course (looking out for flying balls!)
Ufford Church About 1.59 km (~0.99 miles) from
OS Grid TM293527
Stop in the village of Ufford to visit the old church. Here you can see the old village stocks. Head through the churchyard to pick up the footpath across farmland.
Loudham Park About 2.34 km (~1.45 miles) from
OS Grid TM310544
Follow the path across the fields, heading northeast. You will go past the manor house, where you can see highland cows, llamas and other strange animals in the grounds. The path joins Loudham Hall Road, where you turn right and follow the road.
Campsea Ashe About 2.11 km (~1.31 miles) from
OS Grid TM326558
Follow the road round the pond, and there is a footpath heading off on the left side of the road (just before the houses). This will lead you to the village of Campsea Ashe where, strangely, Wickham Market station is (2 miles from the town of the same name!). There is an ok pub if you have to wait.

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