Distance: 9 miles (14km)
Start/finish: Vulcan Arms, Sizewell, IP16 4UD
Terrain: Field, path, track, road
Toughness: Easy
Ascent: 88 metres
Navigation: Moderate
Good for: Coast, wildlife, woodland
Lat Long / Grid Ref of Start: 52.2087, 1.6213 / TM4750862896

Despite a good stretch of (quiet) road, this run is included due to the wonderful variety of scenery and landscape it passes. From the pub, take the stile opposite, crossing fields to reach the Coast Path, passing the power station. Pass Minsmere Bird Reserve before climbing up to the row of white coastguard cottages. Here the route heads inland across the beautiful expanse of Dunwich Heath and through woodland before following the road into Eastbridge village. Passing the Kenton Hills nature trail, the run follows blue waymarkers, heading across the Sizewell Belts and Leiston Common. Finally markers lead through more woodland, crossing Sandy Lane and then turning R on another Sandy Lane, returning to Sizewell.

Miles Km Directions
0.0 0.0 From the pub head east towards beach, turning left and heading north along coast path past power station
3.1 5.0 Turn left at National Trust Visitor centre and follow footpath west across Dunwich Heath
4.3 6.9 At path junction continue on main path heading south west
5.3 8.6 Turn left onto lane and follow south through Eastbridge village
6.3 10.1 Turn left onto minor road and then right onto lane heading south
7.1 11.4 Turn left and then right, following blue waymarkers south east across Sizewell Belts and Leiston Common
8.0 12.8 Follow track south east through woodland, crossing Sandy Lane, then turning right onto Sandy Lane to return to Sizewell

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