The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership are hosting the first of its 2017 programme of guided walks on Saturday 21 January.
Starting from Westerfield Station and ending in the picturesque quayside town of Woodbridge, the nine mile ‘Fynn Valley in Winter Walk’ traverses some of the most picturesque countryside in East Anglia and there are outstanding views from the
National Trust’s property at Kyson Hill.
Participating in the walk is free of charge and open to the public with the ramble set to follow country footpaths, bridleways and tracks. The walk leaves Westerfield station at 10.04am following the arrival of 9:28 Greater Anglia train services from Felixstowe, the 9:58 train from Ipswich, and the 8:07 train from Lowestoft (change at Ipswich for the 9:58 to Westerfield)
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 with the route ending at Woodbridge Station; return trains run at 32 minutes past the hour to Lowestoft and 18 minutes past the hour to Ipswich.
Although refreshments are available to purchase in Woodbridge at the end of the walk, it is recommended that you bring along your own drink and snack, wear suitable footwear and waterproof clothing as the route could be muddy in places. All participants take part entirely at their own risk.
The Fynn Valley walk is number three in the latest edition (2016) of the East Suffolk Line Walks Guide which can is also available as a download.
- Route: Westerfield Station to Woodbridge Station
- Date: Saturday 21 January 2017
- Time: 11.04 (on arrival of the 9:28 from Felixstowe; 9:58 from Ipswich; 8.07 from Lowestoft via Ipswich)
- Distance: 9 miles
- Further information: Walk no. 3 in the East Suffolk Line Walks Booklet.
- Connecting trains: 9:28 from Felixstowe, 9.58 from Ipswich, 8.07 from Lowestoft changing to the 9.58 Felixstowe service at Ipswich
- Essential items: Bring water and a snack as refreshments are only available at the end in Woodbridge.
- Finish time: Approx 14.30 with trains to Ipswich at :18 minutes past the hour and to Lowestoft at :32 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.