Southwold and the Suffolk Coast Grade: Leisurely

£575.00

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Duration:
5 nights (1 or 2 night extension available)
Event Category:
Walking Holiday
Group size:
Minimum 4 maximum 8
Holiday Dates
10 - 15 October 2020, Sat - Thurs
Location
Southwold, Suffolk
Walk Grade
Leisurely
Deposit Required
10% deposit up to 31 December 2019. 25% deposit after that date

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 buidlings 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. There is an impressive coastal heath nearby and we may hear the enthralling sound of stags roaring during the breeding season.

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

We will stay in a large Edwardian house only metres from the coast and the heart of Southwold. Breakfast and lunch are provided on a help yourself basis and 2 evening meals willbe provided at the accommodation. On the other nights we will eat out locally as a group.

If you would like to extend your stay then 1 or 2 additional nights are available at the end of the holiday on a B&B basis. No activities are provided but there is plenty to do and see. Extra nights are £49 per person per night.

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 superb, Edwardian house within metres of the beach and the town centre. There is plenty of space to relax and a lovely garden area too.
Your guide for this holiday is Clare Kelly
Southwold is located in East Suffollk and the nearest train staion 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. Driving directions will be suplied nearer the time.
£575 twin shared room. £675 single room. Extra nights available on 15 and 16 October £49pppn B&B. Price includes: 5 nights' accommodation; breakfast and lunch on a help yourself basis; 2 evening meals at the accommodation; ferry and entrance to Orford Ness. Not included: 3 evening meals; optional entrance fees; personal expenses; discretionary tips; insurance

£575.00

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Available Dates:
  • 10/10/2020
Total: 575.00

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