The next East Suffolk Lines of guided walk takes place on Saturday 18 March.
A circular walk from Melton Station, the nine mile ramble includes tidal marshes, oak woodland, and sandy heaths, leading to the National Trust’s Sutton Hoo estate, an archaeological site of outstanding international importance.
Participating in the walk is FREE of charge and open to the public with the walks set to follow country footpaths, bridleways and tracks. The walk begins at Melton station at 9.36am following the arrival of the 8:28 Greater Anglia train service from Felixstowe (change at Ipswich), the 9:17 train from Ipswich, and the 8:07 train from Lowestoft.
The walk is being led by Eric Wallis and is expected to take around four and a half hours. All are welcome including well-behaved dogs; return trains from Melton run at :13 minutes past the hour to Ipswich and 36 minutes past the hour to Lowestoft.
It is recommended that you bring along your own drink and snack, wear suitable footwear and waterproof clothing. All participants take part entirely at their own risk.
The walk is part of number five as listed in the latest edition (2016) of the East Suffolk Line Walks Guide which can is also available as a download.
- Route: Melton Sutton Hoo circular
- Date: Saturday 18 March 2017
- Time: 9.36 (on arrival of the 8:28 from Felixstowe via Ipswich; 9:17 from Ipswich; 8.07 from Lowestoft.
- Distance: 9 miles
- Further information: Walk no. 6 in the East Suffolk Line Walks Booklet.
- Essential items: Bring water and a snack as refreshments are not available enroute.
- Finish time: Approx 14.00 with trains to Ipswich at :13 minutes past the hour and to Lowestoft at :36 minutes past the hour.
- Led by: Eric Wallis.
- Cost/Booking: The walk is free of charge and there is no need to book. Just show up on the day. No insurance cover is provided – all participate at own risk.
- Equipment: Wear stout comfortable footwear and have waterproofs as the route could be muddy.
- Dogs: Well-behaved dogs welcome but must be on a lead.