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Kings and Sailors: The Orford Heritage and Pub Walk

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Orford, Suffolk, England

Kings and Sailors: The Orford Heritage and Pub Walk is a 5.5 mile loop trail located near Orford, Suffolk, England that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 5.5 mi Elevation gain 380 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

Lake

River

Historic site

Pub walk

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Getting There

A circular trail from Orford, Suffolk. With opportunity to visit two Adnams pubs along the way, the Jolly Sailor and the King’s Head, there are lots of options for refreshments before or after your walk. The walking route takes in a lovely stretch of the River Alde before turning inland, with an optional arm into the old Sudbourne Estate, and back into Orford with chance to visit the 12th century Orford Castle. The walk has just a few gentle slopes and the riverside/farm paths can be a little muddy in winter and after periods of rain. There are no stiles on route, just a few steps and a couple of gates to negotiate. There are a couple of stretches along the village/country lanes so take care of any traffic at these points. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours.

Orford is located on the Suffolk coast, about 4 miles south of Aldeburgh. The walk starts from the Jolly Sailor pub on Quay Street. There is a large pay and display car park directly opposite the Jolly Sailor on Quay Street. The charges are (correct Spring 2014) £2.50 for 3 hours or £4.00 for 8 hours. Approximate post code IP12 2NU.

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Rebecca Brookes
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First to Review

Bit windy along the Quayside but absolutely lovely walk

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George Emeny
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Soohie Killingback
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Elisabeth Bus
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Rachel W.
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