Festival Walk II
Wednesday 16 Aug 2017 9:32pm
Part of Aldeburgh Festival
The Suffolk heathlands offer an endless fascination; at first glance there is little to attract the walker, but this impression is rapidly dispelled on engaging with the varied landscape. As we take in the pretty village of Westleton and pass through Hangman’s New Wood on the way to the small hamlet of Dunwich on the coast, we feel a certain air of mystery to the woodlands around us.
Dunwich was once one of England’s greatest ports, lost to the sea by the 14th century. Will we still hear the bells of the drowned Dunwich churches, as we find the last gravestone? There is much to experience in this small village, before and after lunch.
Not a circular walk. Suitable clothing and footwear essential. Approx 6 miles. Easywalking. Regrettably no dogs permitted. Ticket includes lunch and coach.