GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Lowestoft

4 miles (6.5 km)

This Suffolk based town has some lovely coastal walking and lovely trails to try around the nearby Oulton Broad and Carlton Marshes.
This easy 4 mile walk takes you along the beaches and dunes to the nearby village of Kessingland. The walk starts at the south pier in Lowestoft and heads towards Kirkley and Pakefield along South Beach. On the way you'll pass the Claremont Pier which was constructed in 1902/03. There's also the Pakefield Lighthouse which was dates from the 19th century. The final section runs along Pakefield Cliffs before coming into Kessingland where there is a lovely beach and plenty of good options for refreshments at the end of your walk.
To extend the walk you can continue along the coast path on the Kessingland to Southwold Walk. 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.
You can also pick up the Angles Way long distance trail at Oulton Broad to the west of the town. If you follow it north west you will soon come to Somerleyton. The delightful model village includes thatched red-brick estate cottages and the splendid Somerleyton Hall with its beautiful gardens and expansive estate. The trail also heads west along the River Waveney to the nearby town of Beccles.

Lowestoft OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lowestoft Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Lowestoft

Photos

Lowestoft sea front taken from South pier - geograph.org.uk - 1746484

Lowestoft sea front taken from South pier

Lowestoft Promenade - geograph.org.uk - 73623

Lowestoft Promenade

Gardens near Claremont Pier, Lowestoft - geograph.org.uk - 1420551

Gardens near Claremont Pier, Lowestoft

Lowestoft south beach - geograph.org.uk - 939202

Lowestoft south beach

Car Park by the Beach, Kirkley - geograph.org.uk - 439790

Car Park by the Beach, Kirkley

Pakefield beach - geograph.org.uk - 727547

Pakefield beach

Old lighthouse at Crazy Mary's Hole geograph - 4221270

Old lighthouse at Crazy Mary's Hole geograph

Kessingland cliffs and beach in 2007

GPS Files

GPX File

Lowestoft.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Lowestoft.mmo (right click - 'Save As')