Suffolk Coast & Heaths Path and AONB

 

The Suffolk Coast and Heaths Path is a long distance footpath along the Suffolk Heritage Coast. It is 50 m (80 km) long.

The route, which is named after the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty through which it runs, an area known as Sandlings is along river and sea walls, across marsh, heath, foreshore and cliffs. It starts at Cattawade, a village near Manningtree and ends at Lowestoft, via Bawdsey, Orford Ness, and Aldeburgh.

Dunwich Beach in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONBSuffolk Coast and Heaths AONB is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Suffolk, England.

The AONB covers ancient woodland, commercial forestry, five estuaries of the; Alde, Blyth, Deben, Orwell and Stour rivers, farmland, salt marsh, heathland, mudflats, reed beds, small towns and villages; shingle beaches and low eroding cliffs along 60 miles of coastline.

Features include the coastal towns of Aldeburgh and Southwold. Bawdsey, Covehithe, Dunwich, Minsmere, Orford, Orford Ness, Sizewell, Thorpeness, Walberswick and the RSPB Minsmere Reserve. There three National Nature Reserves in the area and many Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Three long distance footpaths pass through the AONB; the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Path, the Sandlings Walk and the Stour and Orwell Walk.


Official Suffolk Coast & Heaths web site.

 

The above 'Suffolk Coast & Heaths Path and AONB' article is from Wikipedia, under GNU licence. Source 1, 2. Archived 2006.

 

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