The Sailors’ Path

The Sailors’ Path follows a beautiful route between Snape Maltings and Aldeburgh. The Path is named because sailors would walk the path between Aldeburgh and Snape.

Technical sheet
No. 3952721
A Tunstall walk posted on 01/09/20 by Aurelie-21. Update : 01/09/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h40[?]
Distance Distance : 8.88km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 34m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 22m
Highest point Highest point : 19m
Lowest point Lowest point : 0m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Location Location : Tunstall
Starting point Starting point : N 52.164432° / E 1.495978°
Arrival Arrival : N 52.154895° / E 1.602124°
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Description

(D) Leave Snape Maltings, turning right directly after bridge. Here you pick up signs for the Sailors’ Path, which guide you all the way to Aldeburgh. On reaching the main Aldeburgh road, follow Footpath to the right. Pass the entrance to Aldeburgh Golf Club (which is on other side of road). Follow road into Aldeburgh.(A)

(1) Optional longer route (allow extra 30 minutes) : Cross road beyond Golf Club entrance. After first houses turn left onto metalled track (Golf Lane). At “The Red House” fork left onto Footpath. Cross two fairways (beware of golf balls). Cross road and enter Warren Hill Lane. When lane ends follow path. At track turn left and immediately right. Views to the left of Thorpeness Gatehouse, The House in the Clouds and Sizewell Nuclear Power Station. Cross road to beach and turn right on metalled path. Return to Aldeburgh.(A)

Waypoints :
D : km 0 - alt. 2m - Snape Maltings
1 : km 7.17 - alt. 15m - Start of the optional longer route
A : km 8.88 - alt. 7m - Aldeburgh

Useful Information

Well-surfaced paths and tracks. Includes section beside busy road and road crossings. Take great care. 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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