Suffolk Coast Walking Holiday 28 April – 1 May 2023
This year we will be walking the Suffolk Coast Path between Snape Maltings and Ness Point, Lowestoft – the most easterly point of the British Isles.
Starting at Snape Maltings, home of the Aldeburgh Festival, we will follow the Suffolk Coast Path to Aldeburgh, and then over the next few days continue along the Suffolk Heritage Coast to Sizewell, Dunwich, Walberswick, Southwold, Covehithe, Kessingland and finally to Lowestoft, where we finish at Ness Point.
- 28 April: Depart Brighton 9am, drive to Snape Maltings. Have lunch in Snape and a bit of a mooch, and then walk 6 miles along the estuary of the River Alde to Aldeburgh. Dinner in Aldeburgh and then minibus to the accommodation in Wrentham.
- 29 April: Walk from Aldeburgh to Southwold via Sizewell Nuclear Power Station, Minsmere nature reserve and the long, wild, sandy, and very beautiful Dunwich Beach. At Walberswick, we catch the quaint little Walberswick Ferry to Southwold, where we celebrate the day’s achievements with a pint of the famous local brew, Adnams’ Ghost Ship (not compulsory, over 18s only!). Total distance 14 miles.
- 30 April: Walk from Southwold to Kessingland, via Covehithe Beach and Benacre National Nature Reserve. Celebrate at the end of the day at the Sailor’s Home. Total distance 9 miles.
- 1 May: Walk from the Sailor’s Home to Ness Point, a distance of 6 miles, finishing in Lowestoft at the easternmost point of the British Isles.
- Bed and breakfast in Wrentham, with single, double or twin options
- All transport including transfers and the Walberswick Ferry
- Packed lunches on the Saturday and Sunday
- Unlimited supplies of bottled water (however please bring your own water bottle)
- Experienced guide to help you navigate the walk
- The option for doing shorter sections, with a minibus pickup available from various points along the way.
- The best coastal scenery in England and the loveliest walking buddies in the world 🙂
What’s not included:
- Lunch on Friday and Monday
- Waterproofs, strong shoes or walking boots, warm clothing, sun hat, water bottle and sunscreen
We will be staying in Wrentham, and there are options for single rooms, double rooms or twin share. Twin rooms can either be shared with a friend on the walk, or we will pair walkers of the same sex who are happy to share. Accommodation will be split across two or three sites in and around Wrentham (depending on numbers) and will comprise bed and breakfast accommodation either in a pub or Georgian Mansion.
Early Bird Prices:
- Adult, bed & breakfast in a shared room (either twin or double): £300
- Adult, bed & breakfast in a single room: £450
- Under 16: £180 – Shared accommodation with their parent(s) or carer(s)
- Under 5: Free
50% of the full cost must be paid to secure the booking, the remainder will need to be paid 2 weeks before the event. We will invoice for the remainder, you don’t need to do anything until you receive the invoice.
Early Bird Tickets:
To book different combinations of people from those listed above, please book each one separately; eg for a family of two adults and two children please book the “Adult, Sharing Twin Room” option twice, and then two of the Child Under 16 options too. We will make sure the right groups of people are sharing the right rooms. The largest room is a family room with a double and two single beds; and there are are also triple rooms, and doubles with an extra single… so plenty of combinations to choose from!