COAST: Discovering Southwold
Southwold lies in the heart of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a quintessentially English town with a rich maritime heritage.
A Walk around Southwold
DISTANCE: 2 miles (approx)
TIME: Allow a couple of hours or more to soak in the views, study the unusual architecture, visit the interesting shops, mull over the pictures in the art galleries, and relax in the many pubs and tea rooms.
MORE INFO: This is a circular route starting and finishing at the pay-and-display car park near Southwold Pier.
TERRAIN: The walk is on pavement and tarmac. At the seafront there are steep slopes down to the promenade, which may be difficult for wheelchairs or buggies. However there are alternative routes which avoid the slopes and nothing of the scenery or sights will be missed by taking these routes.
LOCATION: Southwold is 10 miles from Lowestoft and 35 miles from both Ipswich and Norwich. It is situated at the end of the A1095, four miles from the A12 at Blythburgh.
TRAVEL INFO: The nearest railway stations are Darsham and Halesworth. There are local bus services to and from Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth, Ipswich, Lowestoft and Norwich.
Discovering Southwold map
You can read eight features about Southwold by going to the right hand navigation and walking through page by page. You can also print out a copy of the walk to take with you.
last updated: 22/04/2008 at 10:53
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