Best of Suffolk take you on a coastal walk…

One of the joys of staying on the Suffolk coast are all of the walks you can take and we thought you would enjoy a series of photos taken by one of our team walking from his home in Aldeburgh up towards Dunwich Heath this weekend.

The starting point – Aldeburgh beach on a crisp December morning – no-one in sight.

We bumped into Duncan with his smoked fish hut.  Aldeburgh is a haven for locally produced food.

Fish caught in Aldeburgh can be bought on the beach where it has landed.

Walking North towards Thorpeness you soon encounter Maggi Hamblings scallop sculpture, beautifully made by Sam and Dennis Pegg in Aldeburgh. 

The inscription comes from Benjamin Britten’s famous opera Peter Grimes, composed in 1945.  Aldeburgh celebrates Brittens Centerary in 2013.

Arriving in Thorpeness you will see Valetta, one of our beautiful beach front properties.
As you head inland you come across views of the Meare, next to which stands the charming seaside cottage – 1 South Cottages

Beyond the Meare and Sizewell opens a network of coastal forest and dune walks.  Soon you find yourself completely alone, surrounded by the tranquility of the Suffolk coastal scenery.

Before reaching Dunwich heath you pass through the internationally recognised bird reserve of Minsmere, where at this time of the year there are many migrating geese to be seen.

End in sight! Here are the national trusts coastguard cottages containing a welcoming tea room to reward yourself after a bracing walk.