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|Author: blackcoffee, Published: 03 Jul 2013||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A short and easy 2 mile walk around the northern area of Friston across arable land with the chance of seeing skylarks, buzzards and hen harriers. There are no stiles and two 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 church on Church Road. Cars may be parked by the church. Approx post code IP17 1PU.
|Start to Copse|
Start point: 52.1913 lat, 1.528 long
From the church go back down Church Road and turn right up the dirt track marked Woodside Barn. Continue along the track and keep straight ahead on the single width path as the track bends to the right.
|Copse to Gate|
Start point: 52.1979 lat, 1.5227 long
At the copse turn 45 degrees to your right and cross diagonally over the field towards the buildings in the distance. (At the time of writing the farmer had a crop in the field but had kindly run his tractor across the field to mark the footpath). At the far edge of the field turn slightly left and within 10 metres go though the gate on your right which is marked with a way mark.
|Gate to Allotments|
Start point: 52.2005 lat, 1.5237 long
Follow the waymarks through the property and exit via the five bar gate which you will see to your left.
|Allotments to End|
Start point: 52.1915 lat, 1.5301 long
The footpath crosses diagonally over the field and then goes through a gate to join Church Road. Turn right to return to the church.
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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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