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|The White Hart and Blyth Estuary|
|Author: Adnams, Published: 06 Apr 2014||Walk Rating:|
|A 2 mile circular pub walk from the White Hart in Blythburgh, Suffolk. The White Hart dates from the 16th century and is a traditional country inn known for its oak-beamed interior. The walking route heads south along the edge of the Blyth Estuary with plenty of birdlife to enjoy, before returning via green lanes and paths to visit the village church, known as the Cathedral of the Marshes.
The route is fairly flat and follows unmade paths which can be muddy after rain and can also get a little overgrown in the summer. There is one kissing gate and some steps to negotiate along the way. You will need to cross the A12 twice and the road can be busy so take particular care at these points. Approximate time 1 hour.
Blythburgh is located on the main A12, about 4 miles west of Southwold in Suffolk. The walk starts and finishes from The White Hart pub, which is on the A12 and has its own car park. Approximate post code IP19 9LQ.
|Start to Lodge Lane|
Start point: 52.3217 lat, 1.5979 long
Standing on the A12 pavement, with your back to the White Hart, turn right and then fork right down the stone track signed as a footpath. Just before the track opens out, turn right onto the footpath signed to Walberswick. Follow this over a few steps and then through a kissing gate into Walberswick National Nature Reserve.
|Lodge Lane to A12|
Start point: 52.3158 lat, 1.605 long
Keep ahead along the green lane and continue as the path becomes a farm access track. You will emerge out to a T-junction with Dunwich Road. Turn left for a few paces and then cross over to turn right down the tarmac drive (with Mill Creek/Mill Cottage to the left) signed as a bridleway.
|A12 to Blythburgh Church|
Start point: 52.3177 lat, 1.5923 long
Turn right along the pavement for a few yards and then cross over, with extreme care, to take the signed footpath opposite. Follow this narrow path down the slope and then swinging right to follow a straight level section with a fenced paddock to the right.
|Blythburgh Church to End|
Start point: 52.321 lat, 1.5946 long
The magnificent medieval church is Grade I listed and its sheer scale has led to its nickname as the Cathedral of the Marshes. Every night since the 1960s the church has been flood-lit and is a landmark for travellers on the A12. Christianity came to Suffolk early in the seventh century and Blythburgh was one of its most important centres. At the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066 Blythburgh was part of the royal estate. It was one of Suffolk's twelve market towns, and its church was especially rich, worth ten times the average for Suffolk, one of the richest counties in England.
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Really enjoyable short walk with fantastic views over the estuary. Definitely to be recommended.
|By neiltimms196 on 14 May 2014|
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