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

Southwold to Lowestoft

This long section runs inland from the sea north of Southwold, before rejoining the beach at Kessingland. It enters Lowestoft along the A12 before a final run along the seafront, to finish at the Tourist Information Centre. The path double’s back on itself just before entering the hamlet of Covehithe. This village was once a small town in the Middle Ages, before falling victim, like Dunwich further south, to coastal erosion. The ruins of the large church of St Andrew show just how prosperous the village used to be. Kessingland is a large village and a popular holiday destination. It has also been the site of Palaeolithic and Neolithic discoveries, and the remains of an ancient forest lie buried on the seabed just offshore. Lowestoft is the most easterly town in the United Kingdom, with Ness Point, just north of the end of this final section of the path, the most easterly point in the British Isles.

Distance: 
15.0 miles / 24.0 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
5 - 6 hours
Difficulty: 
Moderate
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