Hiking along the Suffolk Coastal Path.

hiking along the suffolk coastal path
Wind pump South of Walberswick.

I try to keep up with my distance walking and regularly  go hiking along the Suffolk Coastal path.  I had planned to arrive at the beach before sunrise and setup the cameras to get some time-lapse of the sunrise but there was too much cloud cover.  

Hiking along the Suffolk Coastal Path.

I arrived at Walberswick just before dawn to a windy and cloudy beach with no chance of a good sunrise, so started walking South towards Dunwich.

I was following part of the Suffolk Coastal Path which starts at Lowestoft the most Easterly point of the British Isles and ends at the ferry port town of Felixstowe.  So with Boots and Armaskin on my feet, day pack, water and Dog I headed along the shingle beach.

hiking along the suffolk coastal path
Dunwich River feeding the reedbeds.

There was a strong westerly wind and luckily no rain, so I headed towards the marshes and reed beds south of Walberswick planning to cut west through the reedbeds towards the Sandlings Way and into Dunwich forest.  We came across no one else hiking the suffolk coastal path the beach was empty.

My trusty sidekick and me walked the well made path through the reeds and passed an old wind pump.  It is here that the path splits to follow west through the marshes and into Dunwich Forest or South along the Suffolk Coastal path. 

Normally I would head West but today chose a different route after checking out my map on view ranger where I have marked areas of the forest I regularly use for meal stops. So after hiking along the Suffolk Coastal path further than normal I followed South a little more and cut through the trees I could get to my usual stop and miss out all of the muddy path leading through the reedbeds.

After following the path along a dirt road for a bit I headed through the trees and reached my meal stop.

Breakfast time.

Today I had brought my JetBoil with me to cook breakfast and brew a coffee.  Breakfast consisted of square sausage, bacon, black pudding and mushrooms.  

I have a pan adapter for the jetboil so I can take of the water pot and use any pan with it.  

I don’t normally use gas for cooking a fresh meal on, I prefer to use a bush box or a wood gas stove but as I was packing light and also as I have a cafeteria plunger for the jetboil I could brew some fresh coffee and cook a fry up.

hiking along the suffolk coastal path

So once I had cleared up and packed away it looked like the weather was going to change so pulled out my rain jacket I did have my waterproof trousers in my bag but I had received a pair of Revolution Race Zip Up Pants and wanted to see how waterproof these where.

By the time we returned back the beach the rain was quite hard and these trousers held up really well ( I will review them soon).

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