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|Author: blackcoffee, Published: 28 Jun 2013||Walk Rating:|
|A 3 mile circular walk to the east of Friston across rolling farmland and the village of Knodishall. There are no stiles or gates to negotiate. Approx. time 1 hour.|
Friston is 3 miles SE of Saxmundham and 4 miles NW of Aldeburgh. The walk starts from the village green which is opposite The Old Chequers Inn. Cars may be parked by the church. Approx post code IP17 1PU.
|Start to B1069|
Start point: 52.1876 lat, 1.5285 long
The walk starts from the village green which is opposite The Old Chequers Inn.
|B1069 to Knodishall Sign|
Start point: 52.1897 lat, 1.5558 long
Turn left along the main road and enter the village of Knodishall. After crossing a bridge over a small beck take the next road on your left which is Post Office Road. Note the Millennium village signpost.
|Knodishall Sign to Bridleway|
Start point: 52.1924 lat, 1.5598 long
Keep on the road which bends slightly right and immediately after Myrtle Cottage turn left on a marked footpath over a footbridge and continue straight ahead crossing a wide track. The path is clearly marked and has gorse on either side. The path eventually leads to a crossing with a bridle path.
|Bridleway to Sandy Track|
Start point: 52.1926 lat, 1.5476 long
Turn left at the bridle path to rejoin the sandy track at a 'T' junction where you will turn right to retrace your path back to Friston. (As an alternative you can keep on the public footpath and cross the field directly ahead of you through the gap in the hedge and then cut across the field bearing slightly left. This will also bring you back to the sandy track but a little closer to Friston.)
|Sandy Track to End|
Start point: 52.1914 lat, 1.5437 long
Follow the track back into the village of Friston and on reaching the road go straight ahead down Church Road to reach the church and the centre of the village.
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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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