Help keep Palgrave's Footpaths Open
Palgrave Parish Council footpaths sub committee are asking for the help of walkers to keep their footpaths open and walkable, if you find that a footpath can not be walked or is blocked by crops please email Palgrave Parish Clerk. A chart to help walkers which should be used in conjunction with the Village Footpaths Map is available to download Click here.
Use this link to report a problem online on any Suffolk Footpath.
Use this link to report a problem online on any Norfolk Footpath.
PALGRAVE WALKING GROUP
Our group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month ( With extra walks added on the third Tuesday during the Summer- Autumn months), normally leaving Palgrave Community Centre at 9.45 a.m. ( Please check individual walk details for exact times incase). Everyone is welcome to join our friendly group but it is regretted that dogs cannot be allowed on our walks. Additionally Palgrave Walking Group, or its walk leaders, cannot be held liable for any injury sustained whilst on any walk they organise. Please contact Bob Solley on 01379 651706 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like further details.
Car sharing is encouraged to avoid congestion at some rural or public house car parks where the walk actually starts.
Meeting at Palgrave Community Centre we drive to start walk at The Four Horseshoes Pub Car Park in Thonham Magna.
This is quite an easy walk with no stiles. This is a good winter walk through pathways and woods. It is about 5miles long
From the pub we walk up a little bit of road before turning on to a footpath which takes us through woodland. We come on to a quiet road which will take us eventually across field edge and again into woodland and down to Little Swattesfield where we cross over a road into the edge of the Thornham Walks. We will see many lovely different types of trees before heading towards The Coach House in Thornham Walks. We will pass the "Chainsaw Sculptures" (Animals carved in wood), the burial ground of the dogs, some who fought in the war, stopping for rest at The Folly. (there is a project green latrine near here for anyone in need). We will then carry on through the "Butterfly Trail" returning through the Thornham Walks via the Victorian Walled Gardens and The Forge Café before crossing over road to walk back through field edge and woodland to Clay Lane ending up at the Four HorseShoes Pub.
Suggest if you plan to eat contact the pub in advance.
Herewith details Martin and Larraine's Awaywalk for Tuesday 18th December.( Details may change so look out for updates)
Southwold – Sea, River and Marshes
Meet at Palgrave Community Centre at 09:45 for car sharing and departure at 10:00am. The walk is a figure of 8, taking in the seaside resorts of Southwold and Walberswick and starting from the “pay and display” car park at Southwold Pier (where there are toilet facilities for anyone in need). From the car park we proceed along a narrow footpath to Reydon where we cross the A1095 Halesworth Road. We then strike out along footpaths crossing Reydon Marshes eventually reaching the River Blyth. Here we cross by way of the footbridge which replaced the earlier railway swing bridge. We then cross Tinker’s Marshes following the track bed of the former Halesworth to Southwold railway (which closed in 1929) until we reach Walberswick. A shaded footpath then takes us along between the marshes and the backs of some of the village houses until we reach The Street which we then follow, passing the two Walberswick pubs until we reach the mouth of the River Blyth. We then head back inland along the river bank for half a mile until we are able to again cross the river by way of the footbridge. Our route is then back towards the sea passing The Harbour Inn and through the working harbour until we reach the Sandlings Walk – a footpath leading us over Town Marshes up to Southwold itself. The final leg is along the sea wall from Gunhill Cliff back to Southwold Pier.
The length of the walk is 6.2 miles, although there are various options to shorten (or lengthen) it in need. For refreshments afterwards, The Harbour Inn serves food all day (from noon until 9pm) – given the time of year we would need to know numbers in advance so that we could book. An alternative would be Mrs T’s Fish and Chip shop, also at the harbour – but sitting outside in December may be a little chilly.
Forthcoming Walks and Leaders
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