Enjoy a lovely waterside stroll along Nacton Shores on this easy walk in Suffolk. You can park at the car park on Shore Lane, near Orwell School to start your walk. From here you can pick up footpaths along the River Orwell with its nice beach and views across the river. You can follow the path all the way to the Levington Lagoon Nature Reserve at the eastern end of the shore.
To extend your walk you can continue along the riverside path to Trimley Marshes Nature Reserve. Here you'll find a splendid circular trail taking you to lakes and lagoons with a huge variety of water loving wildlife to look out for. The path will eventually take you into Felixstowe.
You could also pick up the Suffolk Coast Path and head north west towards Nacton village before coming to Orwell Country Park. This large riverside park on the outskirts of Ipswich has some nice woodland walking trails to try.
Nacton Shores Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Nacton Shores Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Nacton Shores OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Nacton Shores Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
For a longer route you could try the circular Levington Walk which starts from the nearby village and visits Levington Creek and Nacton Shores. In the village there's also an historic 16th century church and a 14th century pub for refreshment.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Suffolk Walks page.