Bourne Bridge to Pinmill
A circular, full-day riverside walk in England starting at Bourne Bridge, Ipswich, Suffolk, about 16km (roughly 10 miles) long and suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
A riverside walk with splendid views of the River Orwell in Suffolk. See the folly (tower) and have lunch right on the water's edge at the beauty stop of Pin Mill.
Start: Bourne Bridge, Ipswich, OS Grid: TM160420 Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres) Start: Bourne Bridge, Ipswich, OS Grid: TM160420 Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 227m (745ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 491m (1612ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 264m (867ft)
Max. Elevation: 60m (196ft)
Walk South and follow the Stour and Orwell Walk footpath under the Orwell Bridge.
You will have to walk on the B1080 for about half a mile.
Turn right onto footpath going up hill through freston wood to church.
Turn left at the church, along lane and cross B1080. Take a little diversion to look at the tower (folly) and beautiful river views. Retrace your steps to rejoin the Stour and Orwell Walk footpath.
Stay on footpath towards Woolverstone church.
Follow footpath to the river, with a large private school on your right.
Continue on path to Pin Mill.
Pub and picnic area. Retrace your steps, but instead of following the river, turn left to walk through Woolverstone park.
School will now be on your right. You will rejoin the Stour and Orwell Walk. Back through Freston Wood - about 2 miles.
Either continue on the riverside path or take path on your left through fields under the Orwell Bridge and return to Bourne Bridge.
Finish back at Bourne Bridge for buses into Ipswich.