This must be in various publications, but I’m making no apologies, as it is a remarkably pleasant town and estuary walk of 6.5miles. Starting from the car park near Wilford Bridge over the Deben (having come back from Sutton Hoo?), gain the river embankment and go downstream on it, past a small marina and hidden sewage works. When you come alongside a main road seen across the railway line, heading away into Woodbridge, cross the railway and turn left. Go through Elmhurst park on the other side of the road to its top left corner and into the town, and head left on a thoroughfare to Church Street, where take a right. This leads past the Prep School and Church to the Town “Square”, where there is a pub, cafe and takeaway if you haven’t already found one. Take the road left of the King’s Head till a path on the left leads down some steps and by a park. At the top veer rightwards up an enclosed path (at present a fallen tree gives an obstacle course feel to the walk). Straight on down to an estate road, cross another road onto a narrow path. Cross the main B road at the bottom, turn right then left down Sandy Lane. Nicer then to take the signed path by a wood to Broomheath lane and go back to Sandy Lane again. Just after passing under the railway turn left down a path to Martlesham Creek and return home pleasantly via Marinas, Quays, an interesting Tidal Mill, cafes etc. on the Deben Waterfront. (And also, since this post, a very interesting exhibition next to the museum showing a reproduction of the Sutton Hoo burial boat, using the materials and tools from the 600AD period. This is planned to be finished by 2024, when it will be rowed [no masts in the original] down to and up the Thames, and upto and up the Humber, ie the extent of King Raedwald’s land)
Note, as can be seen from the picture below, around Kyson Point the path is under water on the highest tides so check beforehand, or take you boots off!
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