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Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Suffolk Coast Path Challenge Walk Part 2

Suffolk Coast Path Challenge Walk Part 2

A 2 day challenge walk to complete the Suffolk Coast Path

The second day of a 2 day challenge walk to walk the Suffolk Coast from Languard Fort to the county boundary at Hopton. This second starts at Sizewell and continues through to Hopton


This is a walk summary intended to provide the user with just the essential information in order to navigate the walk route. Fully detailed information notes, refreshment stops and walk features are not included in this. A full write up will be included in the near future.

Suffolk Coast Path Challenge Walk Part 2 - Essential Information

Walk Statistics (calculated from GPX):

  • Start location: Sizewell 
  • End location: Hopton 
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  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Terrain: Footpath, Track, Road


The following maps and services can assist in navigating this route. There are links to printed maps and links to downloadable GPX route data for importing into navigational software and apps.


Route Verification Details

  • Date of Walk: 10/08/2019
  • Walk Time: 07:00:00 to 17:00:00
  • Walkers: Griff, Helen, Ed
  • Weather Conditions: Windy but bright, some showers to start

Walk Notes

This challenge walk attempts to complete the whole of the Suffolk Coast in daylight hours which equates to some 60 miles over 2 days of walking. This second part uses the beach where possible since the Suffolk Coast Path has a lengthy excursion inland around Easton and Benacre broads. The route selected here is more in keeping with the proposed route of the England Coast path as is the route beyond Lowestoft where the present Suffolk Coast Path terminates. For the beach sections it is vital to check the tide times for the section from Southwold to Pakefield. This section controlled the times to undertake this challenge walk and the beach section should be performed around the low tide mark. This has some of the fastest eroding coastline in Europe and the coast is regularly changing.

Summary of Document Changes

Last Updated: 2022-02-08

2022-02-08 : Initial publication



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