GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Kessingland to Southwold Walk

10 miles (16.4 km)

This walk follows a popular section of the Suffolk Coast Path from Kessingland to Southwold. It's about a 10 mile walk on fairly flat, waymarked footpaths and country lanes. You'll pass through a section of the Benacre National Nature Reserve which consists of open water lagoons, marshland, reed beds, woodlandandheathland. There's great wildlife spotting opportunities with marsh harrier,bearded reedling,water rail, and bittern to look out for on the way.
Starting on the sea front the walk heads south along Kessingland Beach before turning inland toward Benacre. You then turn south, following country lanes toward Wrentham and then heading east to Covehithe. Here you will find the partly ruined St Andrew's Church which is Grade I listed.
The route continues past Covehithe Broad and the Pottersbridge Marshes before coming to Reydon. Here you turn toward the coast where you pass along Sole Bay and finish at Southwold on the front.
You can extend the walk by continuing along the coast path to the Suffolk Coast National Nature Reserve. Here you can explore Westwood Marshes and Dunwich Forest on more good walking trails.

Kessingland to Southwold Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Kessingland to Southwold Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Kessingland cliffs and beach in 2007

Kessingland beach

Small lake behind beach - - 341028

Small lake behind Kessingland beach

The Church, Covehithe

Ruined church at Covehithe

Fields at Beach Farm, near Kessingland - - 470972

Fields at Beach Farm, near Kessingland

View across fields to Covehithe Broad - - 515106

View across fields to Covehithe Broad

Covehithe Broad from the beach - - 1121133

Covehithe Broad from the beach

Daffodils at Covehithe - - 1776714

Daffodils at Covehithe

Southwold and the coast as seen from the Pier 20081007

Southwold and the coast as seen from the Pier

GPS Files

GPX File

Kessingland to Southwold Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Kessingland to Southwold Walk.mmo (right click - 'Save As')