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The Butt and Oyster, Cliff Plantation and Woolverstone Park Walk

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Levington, Suffolk, England

The Butt and Oyster, Cliff Plantation and Woolverstone Park Walk is a 5.4 mile loop trail located near Levington, Suffolk, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 5.4 mi Elevation gain 452 ft Route type Loop

Hiking

Walking

Lake

Partially paved

River

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Pub walk

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Getting There

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.

Pin Mill is a small hamlet on the south bank of the River Orwell, about 4 miles south-east of Ipswich in Suffolk. The walk starts and finishes from the Butt and Oyster pub, right on the waterfront. The pub does have its own small car park, but while you're completing the walk, please use the pay and display village car park (on the left before you reach the waterfront), which is 30p per hour (correct Spring 2014). If this car park is full, you can park in nearby Chelmondiston and adjust the walk to start at Chelmondiston Church. Approximate post code IP9 1JW.

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Reviews (13)
Photos (23)
Recordings (12)
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Daniel Phillips
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Hiking

A Great local walk with some stunning high level views of the river Orwell. We always look for a nice spot to have some lunch, and on this walk there were too many to choose from.

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Teresa A.
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Walking

lovely walk through woods past open fields and beside the River Orwell finishing at the Butt and Oyster for lunch which is dog friendly.

Sue Russell
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Hiking

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

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peter stearn
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First to Review

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.

Greta Maciuleviciute
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Kirsty Baron
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Melissa Buxton
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Tristan Clarkson
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Ethan Nedd
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J S.
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Sue Wythe
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Edward Norton
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Hiking
jim jim
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