3.8 of 5 (11 votes)

Trimley Marshes and Felixstowe port

A leisurely walk (riverside) in Suffolk, England, about 9.10km (5.65 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:45h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 25m (82ft)
Descent 25m (82ft)
Max. Elevation 30m (98ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 50m (164ft)
Start & End
Trimley St Mary
Distance 9.10km
Duration ~2:45h
Created by Anonymous Walker on 02 Jun 2016
The walking's easy on this route; it's all about the views. As you start, the vast Felixstowe port looms ahead. Once past this, attention turns to the peacefulness of the River Orwell, and perhaps a rare sighting or two on Trimley Marshes wildlife reserve.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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OS Grid TM280361
Start at the station at Trimley St Mary. There are also buses from Ipswich and Felixstowe to nearby Trimley St Martin.
OS Grid TM277358
Head along Cordy's Lane, south of the station.
About 0.38 km (~0.24 miles) from
OS Grid TM280355
A footpath/cycle path to the left leads you towards the railway that serves Felixstowe port. Follow this.
About 0.45 km (~0.28 miles) from
OS Grid TM268348
At the end, near the river, veer right along the Stour and Orwell walk. Good views of Felixstowe port along this section.
About 1.40 km (~0.87 miles) from
OS Grid TM257351
From here, the path follows the edge of Trimley Marshes. Like much of the Suffolk coast, it's a good spot for birdwatching: www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/reserves/trimley-marshes
About 1.20 km (~0.75 miles) from
OS Grid TM257367
A good long stretch along the muddy banks of the River Orwell.
About 1.58 km (~0.98 miles) from
OS Grid TM255374
At the next reservoir, turn right to head inland towards Thorpe Common.
About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid TM262375
Just before the village, take the footpath to the right across the fields.
About 0.69 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid TM268366
Pass through Trimley over Street, heading for Grimston Hall.
About 1.18 km (~0.73 miles) from
OS Grid TM274360
After a short dogleg through some woods, the path brings you back towards the starting point.
About 0.86 km (~0.53 miles) from
OS Grid TM279360
Head back along Cordy's Lane to return to the start. Try the Mariners for a pint before heading home: www.marinersfreehouse.co.uk
About 0.46 km (~0.29 miles) from

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