Southwold Credit Mike Johnston

Southwold Lighthouse to Halesworth Town Park

Walk 2: Monday 28th June 2021

On this page


Distance: 10 miles

A walk by the River Blyth – first its estuary, to the village of Blythburgh, and then the inland river all the way to Halesworth.

To all walkers:
There are two official meeting locations per day, one is at the start and the other is near the walk mid-point. Mile numbers that the sections correspond to are next to the times below.  Please arrive 20 minutes beforehand to avoid delaying the walk departure.

If you only wish to walk your one-mile stretch and walk along with the walking party as it comes through your section, please confirm this with the Project Coordinator who will be sending all walkers some detailed emails in the next few weeks. If you don’t receive any emails about the walks, please email

Please only attend the walks if you have booked.


Please arrive 20 minutes beforehand.

  • Start point 10AM: (Miles 17 – 21) Meet outside Southwold Lighthouse, Stradbroke Rd, Southwold IP18 6LU
  • Mid point 12:30PM: (Miles 22 – 26) Blythburgh Priory, Blythburgh, Halesworth IP19 9LR
  • End point 2:30 – 3PM: Halesworth town park Halesworth IP19 8EX

Activity Page All Walks Beach of Dreams main page FAQs

Route: Walk 2

Start points of walks are shown with bouncing markers. Click a marker to reveal what mile number it is and what day of the walk it occurs on.

 Please note: The routes and mile markers were mapped in February. It is possible that some changes will be needed before the walk itself takes place, for example because of temporary path closures, weather events, and tidal conditions. If there are changes, we will walk an alternative route that is as close as possible to the planned route, and keep the mile markers as close to the originals too. If route lines appear to stray off public rights of way, this will not happen in reality and route lines will be adjusted as more accurate information from walk leaders is available. ‘Miles’ at the start and end of days may be slightly more or less than one mile.


Finding the Gems

The miles have all be claimed for this stretch of the route and images and words are being added to the official story map. Thank you to all the contributors!

Southwold to Halesworth Miles

  • Mile 25

    River Blythe


    My little piece of the River Blythe I know so well and love to watch and listen as it changes through the year. Now carpeted with yellow celandine petals where only recently I was tramping through snow and saw otter footprints.

    Today the alder catkins swing in the wind, the most unlikely delicate purple colour, contrasting subtly with the tiny cones and knobbly branches.

    There is work being done to increase the flow of the river through the sluice and large piles of branches line the riverbank. At Mells they have cleaned out the old path of the river, I stand under the bridge in the riverbed and listened to the thunder of a car driving overhead.

    By Marion Gaze

    Mile 25 by Marion Gaze scallop-shaped tree fungus
    Mile 25 by Marion Gaze banks of the River Blythe covered in carpet of green plants with yellow flowers

    Mile 25 on Map

Beach of Dreams logo_lockup2_1200

Activity Page All Walks Beach of Dreams main page FAQs