GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Trimley Marshes

5 miles (8.5 km)

Follow the circular trail around this lovely nature reserve near Felixstowe. There's over 200 acres to explore on a series of good footpaths. It's one of the premiere wildlife watching spots in England with a huge variety of water loving birds to look out for. This includes coot, tufted duck, teal, pochard, cormorant, little egrets, gadwall and shoveler. The reserve includes a series of lagoons and lakes with additional waterside paths along the River Orwell. There's also large areas of reedbeds and lovely views across the estuary to enjoy.
You can park at the car park at the end of Codry's Lane and pick up the paths from here. Trimley St Mary rail station is also very close by.
The Stour and Orwell Walk runs through the reserve so you can continue along this path to extend your walk. Heading west will take you to Levington and then on to Orwell Country Park. Here you'll find over 200 acres of woodland and parkland with more nice footpaths to follow.
Also nearby is the delightful Nacton Shores with its beach and river views.


IP11 0UD - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Trimley Marshes OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Trimley Marshes Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head west along the river path and you could pick up the circular Levington Walk which starts from the nearby village and visits Levington Creek and the delightful Nacton Shores. In the village there's also an historic 16th century church and a 14th century thatched pub for refreshment.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Suffolk Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Entrance to Trimley Marshes - - 282436

The entrance to Trimley Marshes with Felixstowe docks in the background.

Bridleway to Trimley Marshes - - 1070161

Bridleway to Trimley Marshes. This track is part of the waymarked Stour and Orwell Walk. It seems a world away from the busy Felixstowe port, which in fact is less than 50 metres away. A high bank to the left of this photo separates the farmland from the port.

New salt marsh - - 1312418

New salt marsh

Salt marsh old and new - - 1312414

Salt marsh old and new. The marsh to the right of the photo is on the river side of the bank, whereas that to the left is on the land side and is part of the new salt marsh created by breaching the bank a few hundred metres further along the river.

Searson's Farm - - 1293275

Searson's Farm. Farmhouse beside the bridleway into Trimley Marshes Nature Reserve.

Old riverside path - - 1312409

Old riverside path. This path is now overgrown and redundant since the river bank was breached to create a new salt marsh.

Island in Loompit Lake - - 1312403

Island in Loompit Lake

River Orwell from Loompit Lake - - 1021513

River Orwell from Loompit Lake


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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