Aldeburgh Circular Walk is a 6 mile loop trail located near Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching.

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HikingWalkingBird watchingrunningBeachLakePartially pavedRiverViewsCity walk
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A circular walk through Aldeburgh and Slaughden, then inland following the River Alde before crossing Aldeburgh Marshes to return to the town centre. The walk is mainly on level ground with no stiles but several gates and wooden bridges. You are likely to encounter cattle in one field towards the end of the walk, so take extra care here. Approximate time for the walk is 2.5 to 3 hours. Public toilets are available in Aldeburgh at Moot Hall and Slaughden Quay. Aldeburgh has many interesting buildings and shops and its most famous resident was Benjamin Britten. Slaughden was once a thriving fishing port and has an interesting history being well worth a visit.

Aldeburgh is situated on the Suffolk coast and accessed via the A1094. There are long stay car parks on the north and south of the town. This walk starts from the North car park. Approximate post code IP15 5BD. (Alternative free car parking is available at Slaughden Quay and you can adjust the walk to start from this point).

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David Di
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Mariano Barnes
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Jon Fitzgerald
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very nice with sights to see. a little bumpy on the first part of sea wall

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Kevin Abbott
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A nice walking route, but far too narrow and bumpy for a bike or Onewheel. The fields had some flooding and I went on a fairly dry day. Ideal for a hike whilst admiring the view.

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Alison Mansell
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A nice walk, parts a little overgrown and underfoot a little uneven at times. Went through Woodlands, heath, fields, marshes and Aldeburgh itself so plenty to see for everyone. Quite a few gates along this route. Enjoyable.

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Marc Sica
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We started the walk by the River Alde and the Marsh. The footpath there is great and probably the most enjoyable part of the hike. Cutting through the cow pasture was a blast for my daughter... but the rest of the walk wasn’t anything special. The walk through Aldeburgh was nice as well, but not spectacular. Also, a little crowded through town considering COVID-19.

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Brian Kissack
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My phone did something wired while on the walk but I think it's more like 6.5 - 7 miles. One of the gates were locked but easy to go around.

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Nigel Gowling
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Ok but difficult underfoot and v wet in gateways

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Phillip Nangle
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Really nice walk and lovely views over the River Alde and the marshes. It was ridiculously muddy when walking from the river towards the town. Very wet feet for those without wellies! At one point we had to walk along planks of wood and old tyres that had been left in the mud.

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Sheila Small
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Oliver Cowlishaw
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Paul Conneally
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