Creeting St Mary - Coddenham - Creeting St Mary (Gipping Valley River Path 2)

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There are no difficult stiles. There is a gentle climb through the beautiful woodland of Shrubland Park which is rewarded by a great view over Coddenham at the top. Two trunk roads have to be crossed, the A14 and the A140, both perfectly crossable given reasonable care and patience. It might take five or ten minutes to wait for a suitable gap in the traffic, but such gaps do occur! There are two pubs close to the line of the walk: The Duke's Head at Coddenham is only open at lunchtime on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays and does not provide food; The Highwayman on the A140 closes on Mondays but is open on other days from 12 to 3pm and from 6.30 to 11; bar meals and restaurant food are available at lunchtime from 12 to 2:30pm and from 6:30 to 9:30 in the evening.

This walk is one of five linked walks. The ID numbers of the walks are 4697, 4723, 4745, 4760 and 4781. Each walk is circular and includes a stretch of the magnificent Gipping Valley River Path. If you do all the walks in ascending numerical order, as shown above, you will, in the process, have completed the whole of the GVRP.

England - East England - Suffolk - River Walk


Church, Food Shop, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Public Transport, River, Toilets, Woodland
8/2/2020 - Sid Marks

Well done to Adrian Perkins for this superb walk with perfect instructions.Also made it 11.1 miles taking 3hrs 35 mins.Requires a few updates since it seems it was written some time ago.You can no longer park at the nature reserve as its closed to the public. and there's no parking in Fen Lane.Best place to park now is at waymark 4 Needham Lake car park,and start the walk here.At waymark 1 at the footpath fingerpost,you turn right with a wooden fence on the right,then left into an enclosed footpath leading to the river.At waymark 3 the kissing gate by the footbridge has been removed.At waymark 7,after crossing the road,you only cross one stile.At waymark 8 the railings down Blacksmith's Lane has gone.The 3 fingerpost is immediately after a small footbridge on the left as the road bends sharp right.At the end of waymark 10,the footpath sign on the left is missing,look for a large gap in the hedge instead and turn left.At waymark 11,there is no sign of a footpath down the field edge,so i walked through lots of undergrowth to finally arrive at the A140.Superb walk