River and Village Stroll

This walk crosses the mysterious marshes before returning to Orford to visit the castle and church.

Technical sheet
No. 3958699
A Orford walk posted on 02/09/20 by Aurelie-21. Update : 02/09/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h00[?]
Distance Distance : 3.28km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 10m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 10m
Highest point Highest point : 13m
Lowest point Lowest point : -1m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Orford
Starting point Starting point : N 52.091528° / E 1.53796°
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Description

(D/A) Leave car park and turn left. Walk to the quay and turn right along path beside river. Keep walking along river wall, away from the town, until you reach path that leads off right. Take this path as it drops down off the river wall and goes through gate. Turn right shortly after gate, along path that leads inland. Follow this path past sewage works and join access track.

(1) When you reach road, turn right. Follow road until road junction, then turn left between cottages. Pass castle on left and follow road as it bends to right, passing hotel

(2) Walk across Market Hill and enter churchyard beside King’s Head Inn. Walk up to church porch and turn right. Leave church yard by second gate and walk straight down road to quay.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 3m - Car park
1 : km 2.13 - alt. 3m - Gedgrave Road
2 : km 2.72 - alt. 13m - Market Hill
D/A : km 3.28 - alt. 3m - Car park

Useful Information

Paths and tracks, which can be muddy. The path along the river wall is exposed. Part of route on public roads. Please be aware of traffic. 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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