Enjoy an easy walk along the coast starting down on Orford Ness, then up as far as the Moot Hall. Find out about the different ways that the people along this coast have made their living from the sea. On the way, we will hear about Elephants having a paddle, see a dangerous windmill, hear about a private literary festival, meet the Uptowners & Downtowners, hear about the dangers that lurk on this tiny bit of the East Coast and meet a dog that was so loved that they made him twice... What more could you want in a short walk?
Aldeburgh Beach, Martello Tower, The Alde Estuary, Look Out Towers on the beach, Moot hall
Make your way to the end of the high street, the opposite end to the Thorpeness Road. You will find a car park on the edge of the town with glorious views of the sea and the coastal marshes.
Places to stop along the way:
Martello Tower, The Alde Estuary, Life Boat House, Look Out Towers on the beach, Snooks Statue, Moot hall
Best time of day:
You will find different people who like walking this route at different times of day. Some like to see the sun rising over the sea, while others like to see the sun setting over water. Some like to walk here when the storms are making the waves crash on the shingle, while others like to stroll this route with an ice cream on a hot day.
The first part of the route is along a gravel track so wear footwear that would be appropriate for that and adjust your selection of clothing to suit the weather forecast.
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