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|Thorpeness and Sizewell|
|Author: blackcoffee, Published: 30 Jun 2013||Walk rating : Rating:|
|This is a 5.3 mile circular walk starting in Thorpeness, with its many interesting and quirky properties, crossing woodland and grazing marshes before reaching Sizewell. This is followed by a relaxing stroll along the Suffolk Coast Path back to Thorpeness. There are two gates along the walk and no stiles. Approx time taken 2.5 hours. |
Thorpeness was created by Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie who purchased the Sizewell estate in 1910 and transformed the fishing hamlet into a holiday resort wih a boating lake (The Meare), a golf course, a contry club and several mock Tudor houses, incuding the famous House in the Clouds.
The Vulcan public house in Sizewell or the Beach Cafe in the Sizewell car park make excellent half way refreshment stops, whilst the Dolphin public house serves good meals and has a large beer garden.
Thorpeness is on the Suffolk Coast 2 miles north of Aldeburgh and at the east end of the B1353. Approximate post code IP16 4NW. Car parking is free on the road around The Meare and there is a car park nearby.
|Start to Mere Cottage|
Start point: 52.1783 lat, 1.6141 long
From the car park go up Lakeside Road with The Meare on your left and take the second road on the left, Uplands Road, which is a dirt track. Pass the old windmill on your left and The House in the Clouds on your right. Continue past the Golf Course and then turn right just before Mere Cottage.
|Mere Cottage to Public Footpath|
Start point: 52.1816 lat, 1.6001 long
Continue along this way-marked track with the golf course on your right. The path then enters a maintenance area for the golf course where you will need to turn left to join a gravel track that eventually reaches a main road. Cross the road with care and go straight ahead. As the track bends sharply to the right, take the footpath that goes straight ahead.
|Public Footpath to Second Gate|
Start point: 52.1893 lat, 1.6006 long
This path leads to a junction of paths. Go straight on through the gate which is ahead of you and marked Aldringham Walks.(Note: dogs must be on leads through this area).
|Second Gate to Beach Cafe|
Start point: 52.1948 lat, 1.6007 long
Sizewell power station can now be seen directly ahead, with the distinctive hemispherical dome in the distance. The dome is 65m tall. The fence line is now on your right and an embankment on the left. Keep straight ahead at a junction of wide paths. The track leads to a road. Turn left at the road and then right at the T-junction to take you into the village of Sizewell.
|Beach Cafe to Cliff Top|
Start point: 52.2083 lat, 1.6214 long
From the Beach Cafe cross onto the beach area and then turn right to travel south along the Suffolk Coastal Path. To join the path climb the cliff directly after passing Cliff House, which is the large white house overlooking the cliffs. The path is well marked and gives excellent views of the coast.
|Cliff Top to End|
Start point: 52.1881 lat, 1.6215 long
The path goes through a tunnel beneath a staircase leading to Sizewell Hall, which is now a Christian Conference Centre. The path continues for quite a distance and then starts to drop toward the beach.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2013 by the author blackcoffee and may not be reproduced without permission.
The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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