Southwold Lighthouse to Halesworth Town Park
Walk 2: Monday 28th June 2021
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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.
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Finding the Gems
Southwold to Halesworth Miles
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
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