On Saturday 15 September 2012, walk for water so others don’t have to.

Felixstowe to Shingle Street

This section follows the Suffolk Coastal Path through the outskirts of Felixstowe from Cobbold’s Point, along the shoreline to Felixstowe Ferry, across the River Debden via the Bawdsey Ferry, and further along the beach until the car park at Shingle Street. Along the route are the remains of six Martello Towers, small cylindrical fortifications built along the East and South coast between 1805-1812 against a threatened Napoleonic invasion. Bawdsey Ferry is a small foot ferry across the Debden between the hamlet of Felixstowe Ferry and Bawdsey. It operates between 10am and 6pm on weekends from May to the end of September. http://www.suffolktouristguide.com/Ferries.asp . The walk passes the site of RAF Bawdsey, the first of a chain of radar stations built in 1937 to detect incoming enemy aircraft. The site is now maintained by volunteers http://www.bawdseyradar.org.uk/

Distance: 
6.0 miles / 9.6 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
2 - 3 hours
Difficulty: 
Easy
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