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Slow Ways linking Kesgrave and Felixstowe, Ipswich, Needham Market, Woodbridge

England / Suffolk / Kesgrave

Kesgrave’s four Slow Ways are 44% checked

Drawn: 4/4
reviewed: 2/4
verified: 1/4
and surveyed: 0/4

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Walk to Kesgrave from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Ipskes one Verify me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 70m Descent 42m
Kesfel one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 95m Descent 109m
Keswoo one Survey me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 25m Descent 58m
Needham Market—Kesgrave
Neekes one Pioneer me Distance 25km/16mi Ascent 195m Descent 182m

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Collective progress

44% of Kesgrave’s four route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified









5 people have contributed to Kesgrave’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Kesgrave

17km out of 59km have been walked and reviewed

50km of reviews have been shared in Kesgrave

Latest Updates

All significant road crossings on this route have subways or pelican crossings but there are busy-ish minor roads to be negotiated. On the opposite side of the road the route skirts the edge of a large car park before heading across heathland to the old Felixstowe Road (TM 249 463). At this point the route heads easterly along a rough roadway following the edge of the woodlands before turning north onto Waldringfield Road (TM 256 465). At the the junction with Main Road (TM 250 467) turn right onto a rough track called Three Stiles Lane which heads east to meet up with the Waldringfield Road (TM 256 468)....


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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....


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Once you've passed the A12, the route takes you through fields, woods, and along the banks of the Deben with lovely views of Woodbridge for the last kilometre. Be warned: the path around Kyson Point is a stretch of beach and, if the tide is high, you will get wet feet (as I did)....

Dan Clery

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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....


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Once at the end of Mill Lane, you turn left to go down Waldringfield Road for about 300m. We also avoided the road section of Waldringfield Road, instead using Three Stiles Lane and an unofficial, but clearly very well used, footpath from Three Stiles Lane due south to Mill Lane....

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Sars Crispy surveyed Kesgrave

View facilities

- on an extremely high tide, the section of path where Martlesham Creek enters the River Deben can be flooded, but this is unusual, - the path through Sluice Wood to the South of Martlesham Creek includes a long flight of steps, but these can be avoided by (coming from Kesgrave) continuing along the road where it changes from Waldringfield Road into School Lane, then at the bottom of the hill turning right onto the Fynn Valley walk, which brings you back to Martlesham Creek at the bottom of the steps...

David Johnson

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Needham Market—Kesgrave

Hevver added Neekes one, a new walk from Needham Market to Kesgrave

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

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Slow Ways added Kesfel one, a new walk from Kesgrave to Felixstowe

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Slow Ways added Keswoo one, a new walk from Kesgrave to Woodbridge

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Kesgrave, Thu 25 April



Kesgrave’s Slow Ways starting point

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Lat / Lon

52.06195° / 1.23642°

Easting / Northing

621,948E / 245,338N

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