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Ipswich & District Group

We are the Ipswich and District Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

Meet Ipswich Railway Station in time to catch 8.41 to Stratford, then Jubilee Line to Canada Water where  we will stop for breakfast. Walk will then start at 10.45 from Deal Porter Square. Distance in total will be approx 7 miles but you will have the option to leave us after 4 miles at Hays Galleria where we will stop for lunch, or after 6 miles at London Bridge to explore Borough Market, The George pub and Southwark Cathedral. I recommend buying an Off Peak Return ticket to Liverpool Street, but if you wish to specify trains the walk will finish approximately 16.30. Think of it as a sightseeing day out visiting historic and modern landmarks in Rotherhithe, Bermondsey and Southwark such as Mayflower pub and St Mary's church, Ada Salters cat, Thames Tideway, Jacob the Dray horse, Shad Thames, Gillie and Marc wildlife sculptures, Octavia Hill's Red Cross garden, Crossbones graveyard plus so much more.

Saturday, 18 May 2024
Start time:
8:41 am
Estimated finish time:
4:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
11.3km / 7.0mi
Ascent:
2m / 7ft
Type:
circular

Distances are based on walking in a relatively straight line between stops, allow extra if you zig zag or dance around. Train connections leave Woodbridge 08.17 and Stowmarket 08.29 but please check as times may be different on new Summer timetable. There are no public toilets but many eating establishments at Canada Water and Hays Galleria which will allow use of facilities for the price of a cup of coffee.

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Accessible by public transport

Starting point

Grid reference:
TM 15702 43785
Nearest postcode:
IP2 8AN
what3words:
deep.dash.rungs
Start time:
8:41 am

Ipswich Railway Station

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking