Hemley - Kirton Creek - River Deben - Hemley

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Hemley - Kirton Creek - River Deben - Waldringfield - Hemley

The lane which you must finally use to reach Hemley is single-track, with few passing places and which leads nowhere else! But you will realise why it must be a delightful place to live when you go there. The River Deben with its passing sailboats is in clear view from the delightful grass verge opposite the church where you can park. Kirton Creek is a backwater in the truest sense of the term. Birds and wildlife abound, but you are unlikely to meet many other people. You are forced to leave the river because the path along its bank has been breached. But this is no hardship! The field-paths you follow instead still give beautiful views in all directions and before long you are back on the bank of the river at the village of Waldringfield. From here you move inland to the edge of Martlesham Heath and then follow more field-tracks to the nature reserve of Newbourne Springs. Next you will visit the village of Newbourne and cannot fail to be impressed by some of the beautiful homes there. Crossing a reedbed behind the village hall, you then pass through pastoral and arable land on your way back. As this is a figure-of-eight walk you can do the full version or split it into two halves. Our guess is, you'll come back to do it all three ways!

England - East England - Suffolk - River Walk

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Nature Trail, Pub, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
18/02/2018 - Martin Henson

Waymark 21 - the area behind the village hall is now not overgrown - there is now a chicken-wired board walk across most of the reed beds.

18/05/2017 - Alan and Jackie Bennett

Walk completed today and most enjoyable figure of 8. Point 5 and 24 no longer have the telephone kiosk. At point 5 just take the lane immediately after the church on the right. May bush is a lovely pub at point 13 which is about half way. At point 15 and before 16 the track forks at about 200yds which isn't mentioned. You need to take the left fork otherwise you end up in the wrong field. At point 19 there is no stile and certainly do not turn left as it states. Continue straight on through the nature reserve. Point 20 is on the right and looks similar to the photograph. Do not continue left on the boardwalk/ chicken wire. Fox inn at point 20 is another great pub. Lovely dog friendly walk off lead for at least 80-90%. ????