4.5 of 5 (13 votes)

Westleton to Dunwich

A moderate walk (coast) in Suffolk, England, about 16.70km (10.38 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:45h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 42m (137ft)
Loss 42m (137ft)
Max. Elevation 30m (98ft)
Elevation (total) 84m (274ft)
Start & End
Westleton
Distance 16.70km
(10.38mi)
Duration ~4:45h
Difficulty  
Moderate
Created by janem on 09 Aug 2011
This is a pleasant walk on the Suffolk coast. Starting from Westleton, you head along a path overlooking the marshes before cutting through them to the beach. A stroll along the shingle takes you to Dunwich. It's an interesting place; what was once a thriving port city in ancient times is now a few houses and a pub. Much of the town fell into the sea as the coastline retreated due to erosion. The final stretch takes you through the beautiful Dunwich Heath, a haven for wildlife and stunning in summer and autumn when the purple heather and yellow gorse are in bloom.

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Waypoints

OS Grid TM441689
Take the bus to Westleton and walt down Dunwich Road.
OS Grid TM454695
Take the bridle way through the woods to Sandy Lane Farm
About 1.35 km (~0.84 miles) from
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Stay on the bridle way to Dunwich
About 1.43 km (~0.89 miles) from
OS Grid TM474706
Go past the Nursery and take the path heading north past Dunwich Forest on your left
About 0.85 km (~0.53 miles) from
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Follow the path through the reeds towards the beach
About 2.62 km (~1.63 miles) from
OS Grid TM488729
Walk along the beach towards Dunwich (Shingle)
About 0.42 km (~0.26 miles) from
OS Grid TM479707
Walk into the town. Stop for a drink in the cafe or pub.
About 2.34 km (~1.45 miles) from
OS Grid TM478704
Chack out the Friary ruins on your way to Dunwich Heath
About 0.32 km (~0.2 miles) from
OS Grid TM472699
Follow the suffolk coastal path to Dunwich heath
About 0.74 km (~0.46 miles) from
OS Grid TM469689
explore the paths and beautiful heather and plants on the heath
About 1.03 km (~0.64 miles) from
OS Grid TM475678
National trust visitors centre.
About 1.27 km (~0.79 miles) from
OS Grid TM469680
Walk west through the heath towards Scottshall Coverts
About 0.66 km (~0.41 miles) from
OS Grid TM455679
Follow Mill Road towards Westleton
About 1.41 km (~0.88 miles) from
OS Grid TM443688
Finish at Westleton for the bus home
About 1.49 km (~0.93 miles) from

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