The Sandlings Walk

There is little of the Sandlings landscape left today. In the 1930s it was a vast area of sandy heathland, however since then 80% has been lost and this very special area now makes up only 1% of the world's lowland heath.

The Sandlings Walk is a beautiful and varied route through eastern Suffolk, travelling along riverside paths, through forests and across heathland. On its way between Southwold and Ipswich it passes through bustling towns and quaint villages, with lots of opportunities to stop for a spot of light (or not so light!) refreshment.

The route heads generally inland from Southwold, though it does coincide with the Suffolk Coast Path at several points, providing fantastic opportunities for a number of shorter circular walks.

Distance: 59 miles

Sandlings logo of a stylised nightjar on a wooden post, with a bold black arrow

Waymark: stylised nightjar logo

Start: Southwold Common

Finish: Bixley Heath, Ipswich

Map: Long Distance Walkers Association

Also marked on Ordnance Survey maps as Sandlings Walk

Further information: Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB