GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Around Ipswich Walk

8 miles (13 km)

A circular walk around Ipswich with lovely river views and visits to a series of attractive parks. On the way you'll pass the River Orwell, River Gipping, Ipswich Docks, Holywells Park, Landseer Park and Orwell Country Park. The route uses a section of the Suffolk Coast Path so you can follow the waymarkers on the way.
Start the walk in the town centre from Stoke Bridge, where the River Gipping becomes the River Orwell. Follow the path east round the attractive docks and marina. It's an interesting area with hundreds of yachts, an old Custom House, wharves, converted warehouses, new apartments and waterside pubs.
After passing round the docks you soon come to Holywell Park. There's nice footpaths in the park with gardens, ponds, fields, woodland and lots of wildlife to look out for. There's also a visitor centre and cafe where you can stop for refreshments.
The route continues south through Landseer Park where there is more nice scenery in the wide open fields.
Shortly after you come to Orwell Country Park. The 200 acre park has some nice woodland trails and great views towards the river.
After exploring the park you cross the river on the Orwell Bridge. Follow the riverside path on the western side of the river to Bourne Bridge where there is another pretty marina. You then follow roads back to the docks before returning to Stoke Bridge.
To extend your walking in the Ipswich area you could pick up the Stour and Orwell Walk. Heading east will take you to the lovely Trimley Marshes where there is a huge variety of water loving birdlife to look out for. If you head south along the western side of the river you can visit the delightful hamlet of Pin Mill with its popular 17th century pub.
At Stoke Bridge you can also pick up the Gipping Valley River Path. The nice riverside trail will take you round to Suffolk Water Park, Claydon, Great Blakenham to Needham Market where you can visit the pretty Needham Lake.

Ipswich OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ipswich Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Ipswich

Photos

Walking the dog, Holywells Park - geograph.org.uk - 1360074

Walking the dog, Holywells Park

Cyclist in Holywells Park, Ipswich - geograph.org.uk - 1360040

Cyclist in Holywells Park, Ipswich

Landseer Park - geograph.org.uk - 1307818

Landseer Park

Entrance to Orwell Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 1307849

Entrance to Orwell Country Park

Orwell-Bridge

Orwell Bridge

Cmglee Ipswich Haven Marina sundial

Marina sundial

Ipswich Haven Marina - geograph.org.uk - 1574021

Ipswich Haven Marina

Boats moored at the mouth of Belstead Brook into the Orwell - geograph.org.uk - 1001630

Boats moored at the mouth of Belstead Brook into the Orwell

GPS Files

GPX File

Ipswich.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

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