Walk to the Warren

The River Alde is little more than a stream until it nears Snape Maltings. Here the river becomes tidal and it broadens into a wide estuary. It’s a place of glistening mud and open water, filled twice a day by the incoming tide and rich in wildlife.

Technical sheet
No. 3879865
A Tunstall walk posted on 21/08/20 by Aurelie-21. Update : 21/08/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h55[?]
Distance Distance : 3.05km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 4m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 4m
Highest point Highest point : 6m
Lowest point Lowest point : 0m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Tunstall
Starting point Starting point : N 52.164145° / E 1.495955°
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Description

(D/A) From the Plough and Sail pub in front of Snape Maltings, cross Snape Bridge and turn right onto the grassy embankment with the river Alde on your right. This lovely circular walk follows the bank of the river, winding through grazing marsh, reed beds and marshy scrub until it reaches Snape Warren. Here, the trail turns left, following a path through the wood for about 250m, before turning left once more. Continue through marshland to Snape village. At the crossroads in the centre of Snape, turn left and follow the road back to Snape Maltings.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 2m - Plough and Sail pub
D/A : km 3.05 - alt. 2m - Plough and Sail pub

Useful Information

Easy – Ground under foot fairly flat, part of route on minor public road, one stile. Please be aware of traffic.

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

During the walk or to do/see around

The walk can easily be extended by adding a loop around Snape Warren, following the footpaths through the woods, foreshore and heathland. Allow an extra 15 minutes, plus more for bird watching.

Opinions and comments

Average

Global average : 4.33/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 5/5


Walker
on Tue 27 Jul 2021 16:20:48 CEST

Global average : 4.33 / 5

Date of walk : 26/07/21
Description quality : Good
Routemap quality : Good
Walk interest : Very good

For the 7 "senior (but not senile) citizens" this walk was just fine. Interesting birds, trees and wild flora to look
and with the River Alde and its mudflats providing a fine setting for the impressive Snape Maltings at the start
and finish of the walk. Lunch in the Plough and Sail at the end of the walk rounded matters off nicely!

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