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Kenton and Goose Hill
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The area around Sizewell has many walks and nature trails.
In order to explore this part of the coast we have produced a
series of five circular walks beginning and ending at The Vulcan
Arms. Full details including directions, maps and information
details about the walk are provided by clicking on the icons opposite
or the titles below.
This walk circumnavigates Sizewell Power Station taking in the
Kenton Hill and Goose Hill woodlands. This is a good walk for
nature lovers since the woodland is habitat for numerous species
of plants and wildlife and provides and ever changing scenery
throughout the seasons.
This walk is a little longer (8 miles approx.) and takes you
around the edges of Minsmere nature reserve. There are plenty
of access routes into the reserve, though it must be noted that
a charge is levied for those wishing to enter. Although this is
a good afternoons stroll, refreshment can be had at the Coastguard
Cottages, which overlook the sea from Dunwich Heath, and is the
halfway point of the walk.
Thorpeness is a mock English village by the seaside created by
Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie at the start of
the twentieth century. The gentle stroll from Sizewell along the
Heritage Coastal Footpath is well worth the effort. Once there
you can have refreshments from the Meare Cafe and feed the ducks
with food available from the Meare shop. Alternatively there is
always the Dolphin Public House which offers food and beer and
a large pub garden. Attractions include the village windmill and
The House in the Clouds.
Aldeburgh dates from Roman times. It is now a bustling small
seaside town. Attractions include the Moot Hall
Museum and the Lifeboat museum. The walk takes the inland route
along the old Aldeburgh railway track, through what is now the
North Warren Nature Reserve. You return via the Heritage Coastal
Footpath. This walk is worth taking a day over. There are plenty
of places for refreshment in Aldeburgh ranging from cafes and
pubs to an Indian restaurant and even a Swedish restaurant. Fish
and Chips are a speciality judging by the huge queues that you
can see during the evenings outside the numerous chip shops! Return
is via the Heritage Coastal Footpath.
The Chapel Ruins are all that is left of an Abbey which is said
to date from the 12th century. There is no official footpath up
to the ruins, but easy access through a field allows you to visit
this structure, now the home to a world war II pill box. Refreshment
can be gained at Eastbridge where the Eels Foots public house
does a wide selection of food.
The Heritage Coastal Footpath is a long distance footpath from
Felixstowe up to Lowestoft. For those wishing to pursue the length
of this walk, then it is worth booking accommodation at The Vulcan
Arms, a convenient stop over. More information of this walk, hopefully
will be provided in the future on this site.