First East Suffolk Guided Railway Walk of 2017 this weekend with more announced for Spring

Monday, 16 January 2017

The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership is set to host the first of its 2017 free guided walks this weekend, Saturday 21 January with more of the popular routes set to be explored over the coming months.

Starting from Westerfield Station and ending in the picturesque quayside town of Woodbridge, the nine mile 'Fynn Valley in Winter' walk traverses some of the most beautiful countryside in East Anglia with outstanding views en route from the National Trust's property at Kyson Hill.

Participating in the walk is free of charge and open to the public with the ramble set to follow country footpaths, bridleways and tracks. The walk leaves Westerfield station at 10:04 following the arrival of the 09:28 Greater Anglia train services from Felixstowe, the 09:58 train from Ipswich, and the 08:07 train from Lowestoft (change at Ipswich for the 09:58 to Westerfield).

The walk will be led by Eric Wallis and is expected to take around four and a half hours. All are welcome including well-behaved dogs with the route ending at Woodbridge Station with return trains running at 32 minutes past the hour to Lowestoft and 18 minutes past the hour to Ipswich.

Although refreshments are available to purchase in Woodbridge at the end of the walk, it is recommended that you bring along your own drink and snack, wear suitable footwear and waterproof clothing as the route could be muddy in places. All participants take part entirely at their own risk.

Additional guided walks include the Orwell and Trimley Marshes on Saturday 25 February, A 13 mile route from Saxmundham to Wickham Market via Snape featuring the Alde Valley and Snape Maltings on Easter Saturday and, on Saturday 20 May, a six mile journey through the Garden of Suffolk from Saxmundham to Darsham which will form part of the forthcoming Suffolk Walking Festival.

Further details of this weekends walk as well as future excursions and a free download of the most recent East Suffolk Line Walks Guide can be found at eastsuffolkline.co.uk/walks.