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Walking south through Suffolk

A moderate walk (countryside) starting and finishing in Suffolk, England, about 11.10km (6.90 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 37m (121ft)
Descent 12m (39ft)
Max. Elevation 70m (229ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 49m (160ft)
Church Road, Otley
Distance 11.10km
Duration ~3:15h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 13 Dec 2016
Since my dad moved to rural Suffolk I have got to know the joys of walking through open countryside. This route follows one of the many bus routes into the countryside from Ipswich, and roughly hugs the route of the bus, meaning longer or shorter walks are an option. Buses go about every two hours except for Sundays. Several pubs along the way, but check opening times to avoid disappointment.

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OS Grid TM267605
Take the bus to Ketteburgh, out in the Suffolk sticks.
OS Grid TM250604
Follow the road (carefully!) to Brandeston. At the Y-junction, take the lane on your left and across the river.
About 1.65 km (~1.03 miles) from
OS Grid TM245594
Cross the road at Monewden Hall and take the footpath on the left after a couple of hundred yards.
About 1.14 km (~0.71 miles) from
OS Grid TM228595
Head over the farmland to Kettle's Corner.
About 1.69 km (~1.05 miles) from
OS Grid TM224582
Take the second path heading south to Chapel Hill, then cross the road to reach the Chestnuts. Here, veer right at the first footpath.
About 1.29 km (~0.8 miles) from
OS Grid TM210581
Continue to Red House farm and take the right fork at the Y-junction.
About 1.44 km (~0.89 miles) from
OS Grid TM202575
At the first footpath junction, turn left and head south towards Otley.
About 0.94 km (~0.58 miles) from
OS Grid TM202558
The path brings you out at the White Hart in Otley. Check opening times here: www.thewhitehartotley.co.uk/contact-find-us/
About 1.79 km (~1.11 miles) from
OS Grid TM205549
Head to Otley village centre to get the bus (opposite the shop). You can continue the walk all the way to Suffolk if the legs are still willing!
About 0.88 km (~0.55 miles) from

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