Suffolk Coast and Heaths Guidebooks and Maps
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Stretching south from Lowestoft to the river Stour, the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB protects heathland, reed beds, salt-marsh and mud-flats, a rich mixture of unique and vulnerable lowland landscapes, all of which are under pressure of change. It is deeply indented by the estuaries of the Blyth, Alde, Deben, Orwell and Stour and bounded by the crumbling cliffs and tidal spits of the low and lonely North Sea coastline, the nearest unspoilt coast to Greater London. This is one of the most important wildlife areas in Britain including three National Nature Reserves, many Sites of Special Scientific Interest and the RSPB’s Minsmere Reserve. The mud-flats and creeks of the AONB’s salt-marsh-fringed estuaries contain wildlife wetland sites of national and international importance, many of which are Ramsar sites and proposed Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas.
Suffolk Coast and Heaths Guidebooks
“The three long-distance walks described in this book – the Suffolk Coast Path, the Stour and Orwell Walk and the Sandlings Walk – link together to provide a comprehensive and varied circuit of the entire Suffolk Heritage Coast.
The Suffolk Coast Path stretches along the coast between Lowestoft and Landguard Fort, close to Felixstowe in the south, a total distance of 60 miles (97km) depending on whether beach walking or inland options are followed.
The Stour and Orwell Walk continues where the Suffolk Coast Path ends, starting at Landguard Point threading for 40 mile (64km) around the estuaries of the Stour and Orwell rivers to finish at Cattawade, close to the Essex border.
The Sandlings Walk (59 miles/94.5km) explores the heathland region that lies immediately inland from the Suffolk coast. With the exception of the first stage, between Ipswich and Woodbridge, the route of the Sandlings Walk lies entirely within the confines of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB.
Comprehensive route descriptions (including beach and inland options on the Suffolk Coast Path) and 1:50,000 OS map extracts are accompanied by practical advice to help plan a successful trip. Also included is information about the region’s unique landscape, geology, plants and wildlife, as well as points of interest along the trails, from coastal forts to traditional English seaside resorts.”
– Suffolk Coast and Heath Walks: 3 Long-Distance Routes in the AONB
Suffolk Coast and Heaths Maps
The Ordnance Survey `Explorer’ maps are available in standard quality (shown) as well as the all-weather type.
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