Southwold Circular via Buss Creek and Marsh

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Southwold, Suffolk, England

Southwold Circular via Buss Creek and Marsh is a 4.1 mile loop trail located near Southwold, Suffolk, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length4.1 miElevation gain400 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingLakeRiverpub-walk
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Getting There

A walk that takes you completely around the Suffolk coastal town of Southwold to walk through the reedbeds, marshland and the harbour then back to the pubs in the town for a well earned and refreshing brew! Southwold is well known as an idyllic and unspoilt small town on the Suffolk coast. It is home to the Adnams brewery, some fishing and tourism. From Easter all the way through to the following autumn Southwold is full of tourists, some visiting for the day or those staying in one of the many cottages available for rental. Its not exclusively visitors though although house prices have escalated enormously given the demand from those buying second or holiday homes. That said, Southwold retains much of its timeless qualities and peaceful air. It makes a very pleasant place to stay for a day or a week and a good base to explore some of the beautiful Suffolk and coastal landscape nearby.

Parking in Southwold is not easy given the number of visitors to the town and the best bet are the car parks on the edges of the town either by the pier, near the harbour, on Gardner Road or on the common. Some parking is available around the town so if you're early enough you may find space, but please be careful not to block residents from their own spaces or driveways. This walk starts near the pier, so either park there, nearby or make your way their from wherever you do park. Public transport to Southwold is somewhat limited - the light railway from Halesworth on the mainline was closed in 1929, but some buses do operate.

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D&J Chambers
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Emily Benson
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Phil Thomas
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Bird watchingOver grown

Gorgeous walk. Bit overgrown in places currently but a lovely stroll.

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Ann Davies
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Debra Petty
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Very easy to follow using the app which pinpointed perfectly my location. Good contrast of heath/marsh and coast. Lots of facilities on route. Park on York Road for free and follow the app to a northerly point on the planned route. Sturdy footwear essential as often uneven under foot and sometimes overgrown.

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David North
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HikingOver grown
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Kevin H
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Ben Smith
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