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The Eel's Foot Minsmere and Dunwich Walk

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Leiston, Suffolk, England

The Eel's Foot Minsmere and Dunwich Walk is a 5.1 mile loop trail located near Leiston, Suffolk, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options.

Length 5.1 mi Elevation gain 291 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Beach River Views Wildlife Pub walk
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Getting There

A circular pub trail from the Eel's Foot in Eastbridge, Suffolk. The Eel's Foot is a traditional, cosy inn set in the heart of Suffolk's Heritage Coast and the ideal place for refreshments before or after your walk. The walking route performs a simple loop out to the coast and back, taking in stretches though Minsmere Nature Reserve, the Suffolk Coastal Path and Dunwich Heath along the way. There are beautiful views to enjoy, lots of birdlife within the reserves and a chance for a paddle in the sea. The walk has just a few gentle gradients and follows woodland, heath and beach paths which can get a bit muddy after rain and in winter. There are no stiles on route, just a few kissing gates to negotiate. Dogs are welcome along the entire route, but they must be on short leads in Dunwich Heath in order to protect the ground nesting bird populations. Approximate time 2 to 2.5 hours.

The walk starts and finishes from the Eel's Foot pub in the hamlet of Eastbridge, near Leiston in Suffolk. Travel north on the B1122 from Leiston and, after passing the ruins of Leiston Abbey, you'll see the signs for the pub to the right. Follow the narrow lane (with passing places) for about a mile and it will lead you directly to the pub, which has its own car park. Approximate post code IP16 4SN.

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Richard Pimlott
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Lili B
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HikingGreat!

Really lovely and very varied walk. We extended the route and walked through the RSPB Reserve.

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Rob Pointer
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Lovely walk with a bit of everything!!

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Inês Maçã
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A variety of scenarios, raging from a bit of forest, to sea, dunes to farm land. Easy path to walk in and to find your way through. Highly recommended.

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Gosia Szczepanska
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HikingGreat!

Fantastic walk, varied landscapes, short parts with dog on the lead. Loved it!

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Sophie Picton
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Excellent walk, lovely mix of scenery, trail well described on here. Lots of beautiful animals and wildlife on the route.

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Richard Pimlott
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Lovely walk with shingle beach, heath and woodland, Minsmere and great views of Sizewell dome!

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Gillian Tarbun
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chris Gallagher
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A perfect mix of forest, beach, heath and marsh. Lovely.

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Marek & James
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Ed Dame
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Chris Morris
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Jane White
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Krystle George
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Anthony Vickers
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Nick Walker
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Brian Kissack
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Brian Kissack
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Jessica Robinson
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Caroline Gouveia
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Steve Mitchell
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