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Over the Hills from Nayland

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Nayland, Suffolk, England

Over the Hills from Nayland is a 3.5 mile loop trail located near Nayland, Suffolk, England and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Distance: 3.5 miles Elevation Gain: 344 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

walking

running

partially paved

muddy

This pleasantly pastoral lollipop shaped walk is unusual for this area of Suffolk - it has some ups and downs, and much of it is over (or alongside) grass. It runs from the attractive, chocolate-boxy village of Nayland, six miles north of Colchester. Much of it tries to persuade you that you are somewhere in the south west - although the sun shines more often here. It offers good views, attractive woodland, and rolling countryside. There is even a tiny hidden valley. The pretty village of Nayland is well worth exploring, either before or after the walk. High Street, Bear Street and the river side are the most attractive areas. The route involves tracks, pasture, arable land and road walking. Three quarters of a mile is either through the village of Nayland or along quiet public lanes. Boots are only necessary in winter and after periods of rain. There are three stiles on the walk, one of which requires a good 'pull up'. Normally both cattle and sheep should be anticipated. Two hours should be sufficient to complete the walk.

walking
1 month ago

nice walk,nothing more.

1 month ago

Lovely today. Nice big hills which could be a bit challenging in hotter weather but we managed! Lots of nettles and flying bugs around, everything was alive today. Nice and isolated which is just what we needed.

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyable walk on a warm day.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful English rolling-hill. Sunny day of May.

muddy
6 months ago

A very enjoyable route. Walked in December and as expected we had muddy paths. Look forward to walking route again in summer.

muddy
7 months ago

Lovely walk, bit muddy but we’ve had a lot of rain. Lovely views and countryside.

hiking
10 months ago

great walk today, with some muddy parts, but mostly great conditions. A little over grown on a couple of stretches of foot paths. Some great scenery

Sat Apr 14 2018

Really loved this walk. Varying terrain throughout and some lovely views.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
Sun May 12 2019