Raydon - Hadleigh Railway Walk - Hadleigh - Upper Layham - Raydon

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You start from a convenient free car parking area just north of the village of Raydon. Thence you follow a pleasant, easy, broad and level track, the route of the former railway line which used to join Hadleigh with Ipswich. Though the track is level the surrounding countryside is not and as a result you walk through sheltered cuttings at times and at others on high embankments with extensive views. The early stage through Raydon Great Wood is a delight in almost any weather and at any time of year. You visit Hadleigh. There is more about this charming old Suffolk town in our introduction to Walk 1236, which starts from there. On the way back you follow an all too brief section of the River Brett, then use farmland paths and a section of country lane to return to your start point.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Pub, River, Wildlife, Woodland
09/03/2014 - Sid Marks

A very nice walk,ideal family stroll. Just a few pointers,at waymark 17 you bear right once past the hedge,then left onto footpath. The concrete track is a private road,don't turn left but carry on ahead on the footpath across the field to reach the road.

21/10/2013 - Michelle Harrison

Good walk with lots of variety. It was tricky to find some paths across the fields as they'd just been harvested so weren't obvious but really enjoyed it. Note- at one point after you cross the little bridge the field had been cordoned off with an elastic rope. We just opened it and carried on, but worth noting it may not see accessible at first

05/06/2012 - kevin Hartley

Completed this walk on May 30th 2012. A good walk. No problems with navigation. Thanks for a good walk Brian and Anne.

25/07/2011 - Shelley and Paul Rowland

Completed this walk on Sunday 24th July. It is a very pretty walk and generally very easy. However, I just wanted to point out that this walk may be better once the crops have been harvested. The going between Waymark 11 and Waymark 12 is very difficult with the crops so high. Waymark 12 has rather a lot of nettles which you are unable to avoid and pretty much have to walk through. Gorgeous walk but I would possibly recommend that it is not done in the summer months or that you make sure you have long trousers on etc. Really enjoyed it though so thank you very much. Shelley :-)

18/08/2009 - Walkingworld Admin

Walked and updates entered August 2009. Adrian (Admin)