Aldeburgh, Snape and Orford

Are these trails-less-trodden, I wondered ? Let’s put it this way: the only things I knew about the area were the Aldeburgh Festival at Snape Maltings (Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears and all that) and Orford Ness, the long thin 17k promontory visited frequently on TV to show the defunct radar and atom bomb research buildings. Apart from these claims to fame, these towns and villages are out of the way, only visited by a few seasonal tourists, it seems. It’s hard to judge how well-trodden these trails are: I only met the occasional fellow walkers and they were all locals – but then it was a grey week in January 2018.

Anyway, these flimsy grounds are enough to persuade me that these are trails-less-trodden. The real reason, of course, is that I just enjoy adding new trips to this website. By the way, if you’re using public transport, that means catching buses from and to rail stations like Saxmundham, Wickham Market and Melton and they are few and far between and in danger of being withdrawn. So consult the latest timetables to plan your trip.

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