A circular walk around Snape


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For wonderful views across the snaking River Alde towards Iken Church, nothing beats the ‘purple’ route from the Sailors’ Path Explorer Guide leads across the heather …

Wonderful Skies at Snape Maltings

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Distance: 3.5 miles (5.5 km)

Route: Marked here in purple on the map; red waymarkers locally guide across Snape Warren

Time: 2 hours

Terrain: Mostly well-made paths and tracks. Return path from Snape Warren floods at very high tides.

Paths can be muddy when wet – walking boots are advisable.

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Directions: Start at Snape Maltings. Turn right out of the site and follow the road over the river, turning right again directly after the bridge to pick up the signs for the Sailors’ Path. Follow the Sailors’ Path route to Snape Warren car park, then turn sharp right along a tarmacked lane, signposted ‘Aldeburgh’.

Pass the cottages and continue over heathland and beside woodland to a metal kissing gate on the right. Go through the gate into Snape Warren. Red marker posts guide from here across the warren. Crossing the track, go straight ahead. The path follows a wire fence and the posts lead across a lane before entering woodland and meeting a well-trodden footpath. Turn left here.

The footpath provides fine views of the River Alde and Iken Church. Pass through gate to leave Snape Warren and turn right to follow the edge of the saltmarsh. Soon after entering woodland, rejoin the Sailors’ Path back to Snape Maltings.

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