The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership is leading two Guided Walks this Autumn, one at the end of September and the other in mid-October.
Sunday 30 September – 11.05am
Brampton to Beccles – 6.75 miles – about 3.5 hours
The first walk is station-to-station, starting at Brampton station at 11.05am on Sunday 30 September and ending at Beccles. The ramble is known as ‘A Walk in Adrian Bell Country’ after Adrian Bell, an East Anglian farmer who lived nearby in the 1940s before moving to Beccles.
The walk passes through green parklands approaching Redisham Hall which itself is surrounded mainly by arable countryside. Cattle often graze the meadows around the hall. Plenty of food and drink is available at Beccles before heading to nearby Beccles rail station.
Saturday 13 October – 10.00am
Saxmundham to Aldeburgh – 9.5 miles – about 5 hours
Our second Autumn walk starts at Saxmundham station at 10.00am, first heading south and then turning east, picking up the Sailors’ Path. This is one of Suffolk’s most popular walks, going through open heaths, extensive woodlands and marshy meadows on the way to Aldeburgh’s many shops, pubs and eating places.
Rail/Bus ticket for the walk to 13 October walk to Aldeburgh
Greater Anglia now offers a through rail-bus ticket for Aldeburgh from your local East Anglia rail station; it’s valid on both the train and First Eastern Counties 64 Bus. The ticket can be purchased from the conductor on the train, or online at greateranglia.co.uk
Free – Open to the Public – No Need to Book – Dogs Welcome
Our walks are free and open to the public. Just show up on the day as there’s no need to book. We welcome dogs on leads too, and your four-legged friends travel free on the train.
Download the route maps
We’ve published a new Guided Walks booklet which details more than 20 routes along the East Suffolk Lines (Ipswich – Lowestoft and Ipswich – Felixstowe). The booklet is available at Suffolk Libraries and many other locations across the county; you can also request a copy in the post, download the entire booklet as a PDF, or view and print each individual walk. There’s also a flip-the-pages version you can view right from your PC or smartphone. All the details and links can be found on our walks page.
- Led Maureen Colledge, David Bays, and Declan Hughes
- Walk is FREE – NO NEED TO BOOK – Just show up
- Stout footwear essential. Trousers recommended. Waterproofs if wet.
- Bring snack/drink for mid-way breaks
- Dogs on leads WELCOM
- Check times before setting out: nationalrail.co.uk or phone 03457 48 49 50.
- No insurance cover – come at own risk.