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The Heritage Coastal Path

Kenton and Goose Hill
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Circular Walk 1

Circular Walk 2

Circular Walk 3

Circular Walk 4

Circular Walk 5

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.

Walk 1 – Goose Hill • Kenton Hill • Sizewell Belts

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.

Walk 2 – Eastbridge • Minsmere • Dunwich Heath

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.

Walk 3 – Sizewell Common • Thorpeness • Coastal Footpath

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.

Walk 4 – North Warren • Aldeburgh • The Haven

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.

Walk 5 – Chapel ruins • Eastbridge • Sizewell Belts

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.

Heritage Coastal Footpath

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.

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