GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


9 miles (14 km)

This walk visits the lovely riverside village of Ramsholt in Suffolk.
The village is located in a splendid spot for walks along the River Deben. You can start your walk from the public car park next to Ramsholt Quay and the Ramsholt Arms Public House. From here you can pick up a public footpath heading north along the eastern bank of the river. This will take you past the woodland at the Lodge Plantation before coming to the attractive Shottisham Creek. The route then continues to Stonner Point before finishing at the picturesque Methersgate Quay. You can continue north to Ferry Cliff where you can enjoy views over the river to Woodbridge on the other side. In this area you can also pick up the Sutton Hoo Walk and explore a fascinating Anglo-Saxonburial site run by the National Trust.
The River Deben Walk runs along the western bank from Woodbridge to Felixstowe Ferry.

Ramsholt OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Ramsholt Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Ramsholt

  • River Deben - Enjoy a waterside walk along the River Deben from Woodbridge to Felixstowe Ferry
  • Sutton Hoo - Explore the 255 acre estate of this Anglo-Saxonburial site and enjoy lovely views of the River Deben
  • Trimley Marshes - Follow the circular trail around this lovely nature reserve near Felixstowe
  • Orford Ness - Follow the walking trails around this beautiful nature reserve on the Suffolk Coast
  • Suffolk Coast Path - A walk along the beautiful Suffolk coast from Felixstowe to Lowestoft
  • Fynn Valley Walk - This footpath runs along the River Fynn from Witnesham to Woodbridge
  • Felixstowe - Flanked by two rivers and with a lovely coastline, the Suffolk town of Felixstowe is a fine place for a walk
  • Waldringfield - This pretty little village is located in a lovely spot next to the River Deben in the Suffolk Coast and HeathsArea of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Bawdsey - This little village is located in a lovely spot in on the River Deben Peninsula in the Suffolk Coast and HeathsArea of Outstanding Natural Beauty


The Ramsholt Arms is in a beautiful location for some post walk refreshments. The pub has a lovely south facing terrace where you can sit outside and enjoy a meal with views over the river, the neighbouring beach and the crab fishing jetty.
Inside there's an attractive interior with photographs on the walls including details of the crew of a World War Two aeroplane which crashed in the adjacent river whilst making a flight from a nearby airfield. Other pictures are from local artists.
They serve delicious seafood dishes and have a fine selection of drinks. There is a car park which is free for 3 hours.
You can find them at postcode IP12 3AB for your sat navs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south east there's neighbouring Bawdsey on the River Deben Peninsula. There's another pretty quay and beach here with a nice coastal path to follow to the nearby Bawdsey Manor. This noteworthy site is whereradarresearch took place early inWorld War II.


Ramsholt Arms Public House, Dock Road - - 1803136

Ramsholt Arms Public House, Dock Road. This Victorian pub is situated in a remote, unspoilt corner of Suffolk on the bank of the River Deben. Opened April 28th 1908, when the license was transferred from the nearby Dock Inn. This pub features in the film 'Yesterday' where Jack Malik (played by Himesh Patel) sings the Beatles song "Yesterday" in the beer garden.

Ramsholt Dock - - 3018019

Ramsholt Dock

The Lodge and wildfowl ponds, Ramsholt, Suffolk - - 72630

The Lodge and wildfowl ponds, Ramsholt, Suffolk. Looking east from banks of River Deben. I believe that the ponds in front are man-made and are designed to lure in wildfowl at dusk.

Footpath by River Deben, Suffolk - - 72634

Footpath by River Deben

Ramsholt Church - - 2626451

Ramsholt Church. The photogenic church is one of only 38 round tower churches in Suffolk. There is a beautifully tended churchyard full of flowers in the summer. The church is Grade II listed.

Shottisham Creek - - 3878135

Shottisham Creek

River defences at Ramsholt - - 815926

River defences at Ramsholt

Methersgate Quay - - 902445

Methersgate Quay. Viewed from the foreshore, where samphire grows in profusion


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