Sailors’ Path


The Sailors' Path follows a beautiful route walked by sailors for hundreds of years between Snape Maltings and Aldeburgh in the east of the county. Along its route the path takes in views over reed beds and the River Alde. It also crosses Snape Marshes which are a vital wildlife habitat and home to otter and many kinds of birds, insects and plants. Listen out for nightjars, woodlark and yellowhammers as the path goes through Snape Warren Nature Reserve, then enjoy a spot of shopping and some of the famous fish and chips you can find in the quaint seaside town of Aldeburgh.

Sailors' Path stylised sailing barge logo

Distance: 6 miles

Waymarker: Sailing Barge

Start: Snape Maltings

Finish: Aldeburgh Beach

Route Overview

Use the map to preview the route and look for points of interest along the way. Simply click on an icon to start researching the route. You can use the layers button in the bottom right corner to toggle Ordnance Survey mapping.


Boat at Snape Maltings
Ambling African Women Launch Snape Maltings
Snape Warrren
Sailor's Path Signage
Image showing The Scallop statue by Maggi Hambling on Aldeburgh Beach
a wooden boardwalk along the Sailors' Path through a meadow and disappearing into trees, on a sunny day

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