Heath and Forest Hike

A walk across open heathland, past twisted pines trees and through sun dappled woodland.

Technical sheet
No. 3970371
A Sutton (Suffolk) walk posted on 04/09/20 by Aurelie-21. Update : 04/09/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h50[?]
Distance Distance : 6.41km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 6m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 5m
Highest point Highest point : 26m
Lowest point Lowest point : 16m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Sutton (Suffolk)
Starting point Starting point : N 52.078287° / E 1.364705°
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Description

(D/A) Start from the Sutton Heath Southern Car Park off the B1083 road. Follow track that leads away opposite car park entrance, beside information boards. Keep straight until cross paths, then turn right. Follow track straight over another cross paths and through woodland. Continue past field on left until you reach major cross tracks, with sewage works opposite.

(1) Turn left and follow wide track. When you reach kissing gate on right, turn right and enter heath. Follow path across heath, keeping straight at cross tracks.

(2) When you reach open grassy area, take path left towards distant cottage.

(3) At cottage, go through gate and take track sharp right. Follow track until you come to wooden gate on right.Go through gate on to heath and follow path parallel with fence on left. At cross paths, bear left, keeping roughly parallel with fence. When you reach fence on far side of heath, turn right and follow path along edge of heath.

(1) When you reach corner of heath beside sewage works, go through gate to cross tracks and continue straight on path opposite, keeping field to right.

(4) When you reach kissing gate on left, turn left and follow path beside fence. As woodland on left thins, turn right and follow path across heath back to car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 21m - Sutton Heath Southern Car Park
1 : km 1.34 - alt. 16m - Corner of heath
2 : km 2.69 - alt. 21m - Open grassy area
3 : km 3.11 - alt. 20m - Cottage
4 : km 5.47 - alt. 20m - Kissing gate
D/A : km 6.41 - alt. 22m - Sutton Heath Southern Car Park

Useful Information

Paths and tracks can be muddy after rain. Because of grazing animals and ground nesting birds, please keep dogs on leads. The route follows Public Rights of Way and permissive routes.

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

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