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Aldeburgh to Snape Maltings, Suffolk

Difficulty Leisurely

Walking time 3 hours 30 minutes

Length 11.7km / 7.3mi

Route developer: Fiona Barltrop

Route checker: Bonnie Friend

Start location Fort Green car park, Aldeburgh (TM465560)
Route Summary Linear walk from Aldeburgh to Snape Maltings, initially along coast, then inland following the waymarked Sailors' Path (part of the Suffolk Coast Path). An attractive route with much of interest, varied terrain and good views.
Reviews
2 reviews
Overall rating:
May 06, 2018
smwright69
(47 reviews)
We tried to find a bus route between the two but failed miserably. However we parked in an unsigned public car park where the Sailors Path leaves the A1094. We then proceeded to walk to Snape Malting along the Sailors Path which was truly outstanding. Providing a rich variety of woodland, pasture, wetland and estuary scenery. The bird life was also good seeing lots of waders, a Marsh Harrier and hearing the distinctive Cetti’s Warbler. Snape Malting was well worth the visit with lots of shops and nice cake. We returned via Sailors path but took a detour around Snape Warren which added heathland to the habitats visited. So to conclude an excellent walk but I wouldn’t rely on the bus.
Mar 19, 2016
hudsons
(15 reviews)
The route finding summary is accurate. The bus service between Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings is one every two hours. Therefore I suggest park (for free) at the maltings and take the bus to Aldeburgh. The route is varied and passes Britten's home, The Red House, through woodland, over heathland, across a marsh and beside the estuary. Only the need to walk beside the busy road into Aldeburgh stops this walk being five star.
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