The Butt and Oyster, Cliff Plantation and Woolverstone Park Walk

MODERATE 2 reviews

The Butt and Oyster, Cliff Plantation and Woolverstone Park Walk is a 8.7 kilometer loop trail located near Harwich, Essex, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 8.7 km Elevation Gain: 138 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

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lake

partially paved

river

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pub walk

A figure-of-eight pub walk from the Butt and Oyster in the hamlet of Pin Mill, Suffolk. The Butt and Oyster sits right on the banks of the River Orwell and is renowned for its Adnams ales, good food and great views. The walking route consists of two loops from the hamlet, meaning you can complete the entire walk or just walk the first loop into Cliff Plantation or the second loop into Woolverstone Park. There is a huge variety throughout the walk with dense woodland, cliff-top views, quiet farm lanes, formal parkland and the harbours and marinas along the River Orwell. The route has steady gradients throughout plus one steep (but short) climb within Cliff Plantation. There are steps, gates and stiles to negotiate on both loops. There is just one stile within the first loop (with open fencing to the side for dogs to pass through) and four stiles within the second loop (all with purpose-built dog gates at the side). The paths can be fairly muddy after rain and in winter. The paths through Woolverstone Park cross fields that are likely to be holding sheep so take care with dogs. The hamlet of Pin Mill gets very busy at peak times (weekends, holidays) so it might be best to time your walk for a quieter day. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours for the full walk.

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12 days ago

We didn't do full circular walk but continued along coastal path (another day!) as such a pleasant day lots of birdwatching en route.

10 months ago

This walk is beautiful and the dog loved it as well. Thoroughly recommend The Butt and Oyster pub at Pin Mill as well. Dogs allowed in main bar.

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