Bourne Bridge to Pinmill

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Submitted by janem on 12 March 2012
OS Explorer Map: 197 - Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich
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A circular, full-day riverside walk in England starting at Bourne Bridge, Ipswich, Suffolk, about 15.4km (roughly 9.6 miles) long and suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
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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)
Gain (+/- 10%): 227m (745ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 491m (1612ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 264m (867ft)
Max. Elevation: 60m (196ft)

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OS Grid: TM160420
Walk South and follow the Stour and Orwell Walk footpath under the Orwell Bridge.
About 1.3 km (roughly 0.8 miles) from 1 OS Grid: TM169410
You will have to walk on the B1080 for about half a mile.
About 0.8 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 2 OS Grid: TM173403
Turn right onto footpath going up hill through freston wood to church.
About 0.8 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 3 OS Grid: TM170395
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.
About 0.6 km (roughly 0.3 miles) from 4 OS Grid: TM176394
Stay on footpath towards Woolverstone church.
About 1.6 km (roughly 1 miles) from 5 OS Grid: TM190385
Follow footpath to the river, with a large private school on your right.
About 0.8 km (roughly 0.5 miles) from 6 OS Grid: TM196389
Continue on path to Pin Mill.
About 1.4 km (roughly 0.9 miles) from 7 OS Grid: TM205378
Pub and picnic area. Retrace your steps, but instead of following the river, turn left to walk through Woolverstone park.
About 1.7 km (roughly 1.1 miles) from 8 OS Grid: TM189384
School will now be on your right. You will rejoin the Stour and Orwell Walk. Back through Freston Wood - about 2 miles.
About 2.4 km (roughly 1.5 miles) from 9 OS Grid: TM173402
Either continue on the riverside path or take path on your left through fields under the Orwell Bridge and return to Bourne Bridge.
About 2 km (roughly 1.3 miles) from 10 OS Grid: TM161418
Finish back at Bourne Bridge for buses into Ipswich.
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Timwoods  commented on 12 March 2012
Lovely Suffolk
We can do this one next time I am in Suffolk!
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