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Ipswich

Suffolk


Slow Ways linking Ipswich and Felixstowe, Hadleigh, Harwich, Kesgrave, Manningtree, Needham Market

England / Suffolk / Ipswich

Ipswich’s six Slow Ways are 38% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 4/6
verified: 0/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Ipswich from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Hadleigh—Ipswich
Hadips one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 145m Descent 164m
Ipswich—Felixstowe
Ipsfel one

Double check Distance 27km/17mi Ascent 200m Descent 218m
Ipswich—Harwich
Ipshar one Pioneer me Distance 21km/13mi Ascent 128m Descent 128m
Ipswich—Kesgrave
Ipskes one Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 70m Descent 42m
Manningtree—Ipswich
Manips one

Double check Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 170m Descent 174m
Manningtree—Ipswich
Manips two Review me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 204m Descent 199m
Needham Market—Ipswich
Neeips one Double check Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 108m Descent 95m

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Collective progress

43% of Ipswich’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

5/7

reviewed

0/7

surveyed

0/7

verified

5 people have contributed to Ipswich’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Ipswich

91km out of 129km have been walked and reviewed

116km of reviews have been shared in Ipswich

Latest Updates

There is footbridge closed between Pipps Ford lock and Creeting lock...

Clive

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All significant road crossings on this route have pelican crossings. Someone commented that finding the start of the route eastbound over Rushmere Common is awkward and I can see why that might be the case as there are a lot of tracks on the ground at this point. However, the majority of what you see is golf related and runs (at this point) around the edge of the common; the path you want is a 1.5m wide track running straight through the gorse bushes aiming just to the left of the water tower you will see in the distance. At this point the route is at the beginning of the Sandling's Path, a long distance path that goes all the way to Southwold, but you'd never know it due to the lack of signage. But as you enter the woodland on the eastern edge of the common the ground gets muddier and less even....

Seb1780

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Some clarity of the footpath around Jimmy’s farm needed as I lost the footpath going through the farm rather than around it....

Clive

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Manningtree—Ipswich

Daisy C added Manips two, a new walk from Manningtree to Ipswich

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The route shown cannot be used because the level crossing at Brantham High Bridge has been closed by Network Rail on safety grounds....

Clare

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An enjoyable and varied route that took me through some pleasant places where I hadn’t walked before despite living in the area for a long time....

Jess

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The route from Levington down to Felixstowe at Beach Station Road follows existing Public Rights of Way and is generally very good....

Nigel Paul Meadows

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The Level Crossing at Brantham High Bridge suggested in this route has been closed for some years and the alternative option to walk on the A137 main road which has no pavement and a 60mph speed limit would be considered unsafe by many especially if walking with children or dogs...

Clare

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Ipswich

Sarkiemarkie67 surveyed Ipswich

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Hadleigh—Ipswich

Slow Ways added Hadips one, a new walk from Hadleigh to Ipswich

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Ipswich—Felixstowe

Slow Ways added Ipsfel one, a new walk from Ipswich to Felixstowe

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Ipswich—Harwich

Slow Ways added Ipshar one, a new walk from Ipswich to Harwich

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Ipswich—Kesgrave

Slow Ways added Ipskes one, a new walk from Ipswich to Kesgrave

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Manningtree—Ipswich

Slow Ways added Manips one, a new walk from Manningtree to Ipswich

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Needham Market—Ipswich

Slow Ways added Neeips one, a new walk from Needham Market to Ipswich

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Ipswich, Fri 1 March

Light rain

Ipswich’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TM1571943804

Lat / Lon

52.05063° / 1.14474°

Easting / Northing

615,719E / 243,804N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Ipswich's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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