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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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
Mile 25 on Map