Heath and Forest Hike

This walk follows paths across wild Suffolk heathland and through mysterious woodland. You will encounter ancient habitats, old twisted pine trees, hidden glades and commercial forestry

Technical sheet
No. 3954666
A Blaxhall walk posted on 01/09/20 by Aurelie-21. Update : 01/09/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h00[?]
Distance Distance : 6.85km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 15m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 15m
Highest point Highest point : 24m
Lowest point Lowest point : 9m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Blaxhall
Starting point Starting point : N 52.155532° / E 1.481274°
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Description

(D/A) Stay on same side of road as car park. Follow path that leads away from car park and road across Blaxhall Common. Keep roughly straight. When path splits, keep left. When you reach minor road, go straight across and continue on far side through forest. Keep on path, ignoring all exits and cross paths, until you come to cottage at cross tracks (turning left at cross tracks links to a longer walk to Alde estuary).

(1) Turn right and follow straight track through forest and across Tunstall Common. When you reach power lines, turn right. Keep straight and follow path then track. Continue between hedges, then take first track on left. Keep straight until road. Follow road ahead and then around right bend.

(2) When you reach main road, cross carefully and take track on opposite side. Follow straight track beside fields. When you reach end of second field, take path right and then left as it follows edge of woodland. When you reach junction with sunken path, turn right. Follow path across heath to road and car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 9m - Carpark
1 : km 1.83 - alt. 22m - Heath Cottages
2 : km 4.66 - alt. 22m - Main road
D/A : km 6.85 - alt. 9m - Carpark

Useful Information

Paths and tracks - can be very muddy after rain. Some sections on minor roads. We recommend high visibility clothing.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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