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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Winter Walks in the Suffolk Coastal Area

Winter Walks in the Suffolk Coastal Area

Many of the walks on this site are suitable for any season, but just to get into the Christmas spirit here are a few that were specifically walked during the winter months. Frosty and snowy scenes. A little intrigue and some good old mysteries make a well worthy walk. From simple 2 mile town trails to walks that will use virtually all the daylight hours on these short winter days.

An Extended Walk around the Rendlesham UFO Trail

Published: 2012-01-22 | Updated: 2014-02-06

December is the anniversary of the event which has become known as the Rendlesham Forest Incident. Over three days in the winter of 1980, during the period between Christmas day and the New Year, US service men encountered an unidentified landed craft in the forest that surrounds the twin bases of RAF Woodbridge and RAF Bentwaters. Col Charles Halt who led an expedition into the forest on the third night has since issued an affidavit which clearly states: "I believe the objects that I saw at close quarter were extraterrestrial in origin and that the security services of both the United States and the United Kingdom have attempted – both then and now – to subvert the significance of what occurred at Rendlesham Forest and RAF Bentwaters by the use of well-practiced methods of disinformation."

This is a walk of intrigue and exploration and covers a larger extent than the official marked out UFO Trail that has been waymarked by the forestry commission.

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Deben Valley Walk from Wickham Market to Woodbridge

Published: 2012-02-12 | Updated: 2014-02-06

Part of the East Suffolk Line Walks, this instance provides the setting for a frosty winters walk. The ends are linked by the bus or, if starting the walk from Campsea Ash, there are also links by the East Suffolk Railway Line. One can terminate the walk at Melton for a shorter walk if one wishes. This particular walk was done on a frosty and cold winters day but wrapping up in thick coats, hats and gloves makes an enjoyable day out.
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Tales of Sundials, Witchcraft and Ghostly happenings in Saxmundham

Published: 2012-02-22 | Updated: 2014-02-06

An easy town trail with intrigue and exploration. A gravestone with its own sundial. Tales of witchcraft and the ghostly happenings at the Monks Cottages provide some spooky goings on for a fine simple walk for all ages and abilities. This walk was undertaken in the snow, not deep but crisp and uneven!
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Ufford Heritage Trail

Published: 2014-02-27 | Updated: 2014-05-08

Ufford has a simple and easy circular walk around the village. Full of historic buildings, a churcch with a huge font cover an a pub that brews its own beer. This makes an worthwhile lunchtime walk for all ages and abilities. The meadows that the trail meanders through can be flooded during the winter months, so the walk details the alternative route as used in this particular instance.
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Winter Snows on Thorpeness Common

Published: 2014-02-27 | Updated: 2014-05-08

Snowy scenes on beach and common make this a very rewarding walk. A circular route taking in Leiston, Thorpeness Common and Sizewll. A warming drink at the Vulcan Arms is always a welcome
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