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Sat, 27 May



BWIS Walk 9 - Preparation for the Orwell Challenge - Beccles

We are joining in an Ipswich Outdoor Group walk for this walk - Beccles Quay. See info below. Around an 6.5 mile walk. 10.15 meet for 10.30 start.

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BWIS Walk 9 - Preparation for the Orwell Challenge - Beccles
BWIS Walk 9 - Preparation for the Orwell Challenge - Beccles

Time & Location

27 May, 10:15 – 28 May, 15:00

Beccles, Station Café, Beccles Train Station, Station Road, Beccles NR34 9QJ, UK

About the event

Circular walk of just over 7 miles, starting from  the historic town of Beccles via Geldeston and a section of the Angles Way long distance footpath. This is a varied walk with scenic views of the River Waveney and marshland. Easy to moderate walking, mostly on the flat, with one or two stiles.

Meeting point:  We will start from the Visitor Information Point on Beccles Quay.  Postcode NR34 9BH.  Meet at 10.15 am for 10.30 start. There are toilets and a refreshment stall here.

Parking:  Plenty of parking in Fen Lane car park.  All day ticket is £3.50. Postcode is NR34 9BB.

Please car share where possible, or you could take a train from Ipswich (15 mins past the hour) or Woodbridge (31 minutes past the hour).

The route will take us out of Beccles along the river bank and then we will cut inland across farmland to Dunburgh.  From Dunburgh we will walk on quiet country roads to Geldeston, where there will be an opportunity to stop for refreshments at the Locks Inn which is a community owned pub.

We then cross the marshes to pick up the Angles Way and walk back to Beccles.

Risk assessment:  Some uneven ground on river path and tree roots.  It was very muddy a few weeks ago, so boots advised.  Path is overgrown in places so expect some nettles. Short section of road walking on back roads between Dunburgh and Geldeston.

Dogs welcome on short leads.


Thank you.Steve and Sue are regualrs on the Orwell Challenge - and so invite you  to join us as we preare for another year. This year we will be walking to raise money and awareness for Suffolk MInd Suffolk Mind - Suffolk's independent mental health charity There are 11 planned walks between Good Friday and June 25th, the day of the walk. For more info on the challenge and to register for the challenge  please go to the website How to Register - The Ipswich East Rotary Club .  

Some of the walks will be part of the Ipswich Outdoor Programme - you can attend these once as a guest - and we'd invite you to become members - it is only £10 - they do lots and lots of great activites.Ipswich Outdoor Group - Get out there and enjoy life

DISCLAIMER: BWIS is only co-ordinating a starting point for the walk -  you join us and carry out the walk at your own risk.

All dates listed here:

Sat May 27th



8.5 miles

IOG walk

Starting   point to be advised

Sun June 4th

Alton Water


All Day

16 miles –   Twice round

Alton Water   car Park by back of the cafe

Sat 10th  June

Alton Water


All day

16 miles –   twice round

Alton Water   car Park by back of the cafe

Sat June 17th

Aldeburgh/   Thorpeness


10 miles

Infront of   the Moot Hall at Aldeburgh

Sun June 25th


25 miles

Orwell   Challenge !!

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