Free guided railway walk set to explore Felixstowe Peninsula

Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Days Out

The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership is set to host another of its hugely popular free guided railway walks this Saturday, November 18 providing the opportunity to explore the fine views and wildlife of the Felixstowe Peninsula.

Starting from Trimley Railway Station (on the Ipswich to Felixstowe line) just after 10.30, the route follows field paths, farm tracks and country lanes on the Felixstowe Peninsula to the sea. From high ground there are fine views with the tranquil area which provides a haven for wildlife. The six mile route ends at Felixstowe’s extensive seafront.

Covering 6 miles of Suffolk Countryside, the ramble, which is free to participate in, will be led by David Bays and Maureen Colledge and is anticipated to take between 3 hours to complete. Saturday’s walk has been timed to coincide with arrival at Trimley Station of the 09.58 Greater Anglia train from Ipswich and 08.07 service from Lowestoft (change at Ipswich). Return train services run hourly from Felixstowe Station, a short walk from the seafront.

The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership have published over 130miles of walks which link with railway stations across the east of the county. Twenty of these walks are free to download from their website at www.eastsuffolklines.co.uk. Saturday’s guided walk is number 16. A new printed guide is currently in production and anticipated to be available in early 2018.

There is no need to book for this walk although those taking part are advised to wear suitable clothing and footwear, bring water and a snack. Well behaved dogs on leads are very welcome and there will also be an opportunity to purchase refreshments at the end of the route. The walk may contain some ground which is uneven and those taking part do so at their own risk.