Southwold and the Suffolk Coast 2 Grade: Leisurely

£590.00

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Duration:
5 nights
Event Category:
Walking Holiday
Group size:
Minimum 4 maximum 5
Holiday Dates
2 - 7 October, Sat - Thurs 5 nights
Location
Southwold, Suffolk
Walk Grade
Leisurely
Deposit Required
10% deposit within 7 days of booking / balance 10 weeks in advance

Southwold and the surrounding area is a truly magical location with much to attract the walker and nature lover. Our holiday will take in the beautiful Suffolk Coast with visits to Southwold where we are based plus Walberswick, Dunwich, Aldeburgh and Orford Ness. Each place offers something different making for an interesting and varied stay.

Southwold itself is a genteel seaside resort, known as the Jewel in the Crown of East Suffolk resorts. With its award-winning beach, recently renovated pier, white-washed lighthouse and colourful beach huts, it is a truly wonderful base from which to explore the surrounding area. From here, we will head to Aldeburgh whose long sand and shingle beach is home to a number of quirky historic buildings as well as Maggi Hambling’s controversial sculpture, The Scallop.

On one day, we will take the short ferry ride across to Orford Ness, a spit of land which is known for its military history as well as being an important site for nature conservation. It has an eerie and mysterious feel about it and is well worth a visit.

During our stay we will also head to Dunwich, the lost city of England. Once the capital of the Kingdom of the East Angles, Dunwich was ravaged by sea surges and there are few clues to its former size and importance.

We will also visit nearby Walberswick, a quaint seaside village with unspoilt dunes within walking distance of our accommodation. And perhaps we will head inland at some point to discover the charming market town of Saxmundham with its historic buildings and a fine array of independent shops.

We will stay in a large Edwardian holiday house in Southwold. Breakfast and lunch are provided on a help yourself basis. We will eat together in the evenings either at the accommodation or locally (not included).

The walks are up to a maximum of 6 miles with options to shorten them should you wish. There are few gradients and the pace will be leisurely with plenty of opportunities to stop for photos, bird watching, refreshments and taking in the wonderful views.
We will be staying in a large Edwardian holiday house in the heart of Southwold.
Your guide for this holiday is Clare Kelly
Southwold is located in East Suffolk and the nearest train station is Halesworth which is about 10 miles away. Most journeys involve a change in Ipswich. If you would like to share a taxi (not included) then we will arrange one to meet trains arriving by 4.30pm. Please let us know if you would like to use this service.
£590 twin shared room. £690 single room. Price includes: 5 nights' accommodation; travel to walks; breakfast and lunch on a help yourself basis. Not included: evening meals; optional entrance fees; personal expenses; discretionary tips; insurance

£590.00

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Available Dates:
  • 02/10/2021
Total: 590.00

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