3 of 5 (43 votes)

Along the River Blyth from Halesworth

A leisurely walk (riverside) in Suffolk, England, about 9.30km (5.78 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:45h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 27m (88ft)
Descent 39m (127ft)
Max. Elevation 30m (98ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 66m (215ft)
Start & End
Distance 9.30km
Duration ~2:45h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 25 Dec 2009
This varied walk offers the best of walking in East Anglia with gentle riverside scenery, farmland and some the mudflats. It's easy walking, so plenty of time to enjoy the scenery.

Walk Functions


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OS Grid TM388778
From the station, head along Station Road and turn left on to Quay Road. After a few metres, the footpath starts on the opposite side of the road, following the New Reach stream out of Halesworth and under the railway line.
OS Grid TM406768
The path weaves through countryside, but it's the only bit where you may need to concentrate on the map. Pass the gravel pit and continue through a small patch of woodland.
About 2.07 km (~1.29 miles) from
OS Grid TM424764
At Blyford Bridge, cross the river and head into Wenhaston.
About 1.84 km (~1.14 miles) from
OS Grid TM421759
At the church in Wenhaston, head along Wash Lane and continue along the footpath.
About 0.60 km (~0.37 miles) from
OS Grid TM413757
Turn left at the road and then take the footpath a short distance on the right.
About 0.86 km (~0.53 miles) from
OS Grid TM407756
At the footpath junction, turn right to head towards Mells Hill Farm.
About 0.62 km (~0.39 miles) from
OS Grid TM405768
At Mells, cross the river again and retrace your route back to Halesworth.
About 1.24 km (~0.77 miles) from
OS Grid TM388775
The same path leads you back into town.
About 1.78 km (~1.11 miles) from

2 comments... join the discussion!

07 Jul 2016
Change To Route

Thanks for noting, it's a while since I walked it! I have changed it slightly to be a circular route.

30 Jun 2016
Blyford To Blythburgh

You can't reach Blythburgh from the south side of the river. The footpath runns along the river wall which has been breached and the path is now impassable.

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