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Free guided walks announced by Suffolk Rail Partnership

PUBLISHED: 15:03 06 August 2018 | UPDATED: 15:03 06 August 2018

The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership is to host another of its popular guided walks this weekend between Darsham and Halesworth. Picture: The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership

The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership is to host another of its popular guided walks this weekend between Darsham and Halesworth. Picture: The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership

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The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership is to host another of its popular guided walks this weekend between Darsham and Halesworth.

Two further walks have also been announced for September and October in the Beccles area and along the coast.

This Saturday, August 11 Declan Hughes will lead a nine-mile route leaving Darsham Railway Station at 10am. It meanders above the River Yox valley before stopping to view the thatched Bramfield Church with its detached round tower. The ramble then takes in the extensive meadows which flank the Blyth Valley before ending in Halesworth.

The walk, which is expected to take around four-and-a-half hours, is free to join and open to all. Well behaved dogs on leads are also welcome and it is recommended that participants bring water and a snack or lunch with them on the journey.

As with all East Suffolk Line Guided Walks, those taking part do so at their own risk and are advised to wear stout footwear and bring waterproof clothing.

There is no need to book in advance with the start of the route at Darsham Station timed to allow for the arrival of the 9.07am train from Lowestoft, the 9.17am from Ipswich and 8.28am from Felixstowe (change at Ipswich).

Two further free guided walks have also been announced – on Sunday, September 30, a 6.25 mile route from Brampton Railway Station to Beccles and on Saturday, October 13, a more ambitious 9.5-mile journey from Saxmundham Railway Station to the coast at Aldeburgh.

Over the past few years these free guided walks have become increasingly popular with a variety of landscapes covered.

The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership has published a series of walking routes which connect with stations along the railway’s running between Ipswich, Lowestoft and Felixstowe.

These walks are all free to download from www.eastsuffolkline.com and available in print from various outlets across the east or by sending an A5 size SAE with a minimum £1.50 postage (UK Mainland) to: Walks, East Suffolk Lines CRP C/O Lowestoft Railway Station, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2EG.

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