Walk the Sailor’s Path from Aldeburgh to Snape

Recently Alex and his Small Dog, Rosie, took some time out to do one of their favourite walks, the sailor’s path from their home in Aldeburgh, to Snape, and back. Here is their account…

Rosie is five, a very lively Jack Russell and always keen to explore and spend time with her dad…me!

So, we decided to slightly bunk off from our collective responsibilities for a few hours, in Rosie’s case sleeping, in mine overseeing everything Best of Suffolk…

From our starting point in Aldeburgh we started as meant to go on, by cheating! So we jumped in the car, agreed I’d do the driving and proceeded to the car park out of Aldeburgh, just beyond the Golf Club, time to start our adventure in earnest…

The first part of the walk took us far away from Town and road, bridging woodland and marshland with far-reaching views across both…Rosie was busy sniffing all kinds of interesting smells and generally being a Jack Russell!

The walk is ever changing, moving from woodland to marsh, then meadow, all beautiful. It’s quite a sociable walk too, many of making a kind of medieval commute between two amazing places…on foot, along an ancient trail.

Approaching Snape, over the warren, the scenery opens up, the renowned concert hall hoves into view and both Rosie and I started to anticipate our pub lunch at the Plough and Sail…

Following a nice catch up chat with Alex Burnside, it’s proprietor, re-fueled with a hearty BLT, it was time to re-trace our steps…

Back at the car, Rosie suggested we do it all again, but risking some of her sulky behavior we returned to the soothing balm of wonderful Aldeburgh, to a hero’s return….