Places to Go Links
Halesworth Golf Course [website] A wide range of top class golf facilities, including pay-and-play, tuition, shop etc. Golfers of all abilities welcome. Restaurant open seven days a week. New Cut Arts, Halesworth [website] The home of New Cut Arts is created from an old maltings building, close to the centre of Halesworth. A wide variety of theatre, concerts, films, exhibitions, talks, performance arts, and more, takes place here all year round. Handily located near the town's train station. Halesworth (nearest town) [website] Informative website for Halesworth, the nearest town. A market town, featuring mainly independent traders. Pedestrianised Thoroughfare. New Cut Arts Centre. Train station. See the view from the top of St.Mary's Church tower and read about the Town Trail. Dunwich Museum [website] Dunwich Museum is a history experience for all the family, telling the true story of the city of Dunwich being lost to the sea. Steamworks [website] An ongoing project by Southwold Railway Trust at Blyth Road, Southwold IP18 6AZ on land close to the site of Southwold Station. Features include railway, engine shed, museum, visitor centre, refreshments, shop and nature reserve. Parking for Blue Badge holders. Come along to an Open Day to find out more. Coastal town of Southwold [website] Unspoilt Southwold is well worth a visit at any time of year. Independent shops, tea rooms and weekly market. Stroll along the beach or maybe visit the Harbour and catch the ferry across the Blyth to visit Walberswick. Walberswick [website] Walberswick is a coastal village community within walking distance of Southwold via the bridge over the River Blyth at the Harbour, or sit back and take the ferry. The longer route is by road via Blythburgh/A12. Two pubs, beach, acres of Common and footpaths. Informative website, including panoramic views from the top of St.Andrew's Church tower. East Suffolk Line Walks [website] A collection of walks varying in length which link rail stations along the East Suffolk Line (Ipswich to Lowestoft). For the more ambitious rambler, join these up to total a 70-mile trail. Walpole Chapel [website] On B1117 at Walpole near Halesworth. With the appearance of a Suffolk farmhouse (albeit one with gravestones outside!). Walpole Chapel is Listed Grade II* and has great character. Historic interior with wonderful serene atmosphere. Now in the care of the Historic Chapels Trust. See website for opening times and details of events held here. Model Yacht Regattas [website] Established 1894, for yachts under sail-power only (no motorised craft). Hire a club boat for a day at low cost. Regattas take place at the Southwold Model Yacht Pond (opposite Pier) May to August inclusive. Great fun for competitors and spectators. Coastal village of Walberswick [website] Informative village-run website for the coastal village of Walberswick, reached by the B1387 from the A12 near Blythburgh or by ferry or foot-bridge from Southwold. Well worth a visit. National Trust Dunwich Heath [website] Coastal clifftop heathland which has been In the care of National Trust for over 50 years. Shop. Tearoom. Lookout. Events. Car parking charged for non-NT members. Adjacent to RSPB Minsmere, RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve [website] The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds works for wildlife as well as birds. Minsmere Reserve is around 2,500 acres, acquired in 1947. Admission charged to non-RSPB members. Shop. Tea room. Visitor Centre. Events. Free car park. Located on the coast south of Dunwich, near Westleton. Dingle Marshes [website] On the coast between Walberswick and Dunwich, this reserve is a partnership of Suffolk Wildlife Trust, RSPB and Natural England. Grid ref TM479708. Southwold Museum [website] In the 1930s two historic cottages in Victoria Street were gifted for the purpose of housing a museum. Southwold Museum features exhibits relating to Southwold and the surrounding area. Halesworth Gallery [website] The Halesworth Art Gallery Association (founded 1966) occupies part of the lovely historic almshouses building in Steeple End, standing alongside St.Mary's Church. Exhibitions. Art for Sale. Halesworth Millennium Green [website] Community Open Space and Heritage Area. Map on website. Geocaches. Orchard. Encompassing restored areas along the route of the Halesworth to Southwold Railway. At over 50 acres it is the largest Millennium Green in England! Work party volunteers welcome! Hen Reedbeds Nature Reserve [website] Grid ref TM470770. A Suffolk Wildlife Trust Reserve, created in 1999. Wetland habitat. Car park, information board and trail to bird hide. Just off A1095 (the road linking Southwold to A12 north of Blythburgh). You may see marsh harriers or the wild ponies! Escorted Wildlife Watching Days Out [website] Escorted wildlife watching at a range of locations - reserves, public land and private woodland. Personal Service. Catering included. Reydon Wood [website] Grid ref TM476788. Ancient coppiced woodland in the care of Suffolk Wildlife Trust, off B1126 (Southwold to Wangford road). Can be muddy underfoot. Known for carpets of bluebells in spring. Limited parking.
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