Free guided railway walk set to explore Suffolk Landscape

Tuesday, 26 September 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, September 30 providing the opportunity to explore the rural landscape and water meadows of the River Ore.

Starting from the recently restored Wickham Market Railway Station (in the village of Campsea Ashe) at 10.10, the circular route crosses atmospheric water meadows alongside the River Ore and passes through largely arable farmland and the villages of Marlesford and Little Glemham.

Covering 9 miles of Suffolk Countryside, the ramble, which is free to participate in, will be led by Mary Moore and is anticipated to take between four and a half and five hours to complete. Saturday’s walk has been timed to coincide with arrival at Wickham Market Station of the 09.07 Greater Anglia East Suffolk Line train from Lowestoft and 09.17 service from Ipswich.

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 takes in parts of routes 7 & 19.

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 en route. The walk may contain some ground which is uneven and those taking part do so at their own risk.