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Definitive Statement of Public Rights of Way for Aldringham-cum-Thorpe & Thorpeness Parish (East Suffolk, Suffolk)

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No. Type Description
1 FP From Mill Lane, Aldringham, to footbridge over River Hundred.
Width: Wide enough for one person
2 FP From approximately junction of Low Lane, Aldringham, and Leiston/Aldeburgh County Road in northerly direction across a field to Goldings Lane.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
3 FP From footpath known as Packway (UDC) along west side of Stone House Plantation to junction with F.P. 4.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
4 FP Linking up with Footpath 3 and crossing railway (the Steps) in a north-easterly direction to U.D.C. boundary.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
5 BR From footpath 4 to footpath 6 along eastern side of Stone House Plantation.
Width: About 6 feet wide.
6 BR From U.D.C. boundary south-west corner of Forty Acre Belt through the Cattle Arch under the railway until it meets BOAT 17.
Width: About 6 feet wide in places.
7 FP From the Follies (on map called Stone Cottages) in easterly direction to the Steps (see No. 4).
Width: Wide enough for one person.
8 FP From S.W. corner of Forty Acre Belt (U.D.C. boundary) across the railway (the Steps) to its junction with BOAT 17.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
9 FP Linking up with Footpath 3 and crossing railway (the Steps) in a north-easterly direction to U.D.C. boundary.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
10 BR From U.D.C. boundary south-west corner of Forty Acre Belt through the Cattle Arch under the railway until it meets BOAT 17.
Width: About 6 feet wide in places.
11 FP From south-eastern corner of Stone House Plantation (junction of footpaths 5 and 9) to the Cattle Arch (see No. 6).
Width: About 6 ft. wide.
12 FP Along the eastern side of the railway from the U.D.C. boundary to its junction with BOAT 17 at the north-eastern corner of Alexander Wood.
Width: About 6 feet wide.
13 FP Linking up with Footpath 3 and crossing railway (the Steps) in a north-easterly direction to U.D.C. boundary.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
14 FP From the U.D.C. boundary in a southerly direction passing the north-west corner of the Square Covert to join F.P. 15.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
15 FP From S.W. corner of Forty Acre Belt (U.D.C. boundary) across the railway (the Steps) to its junction with BOAT 17.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
16 BR From U.D.C. boundary south-west corner of Forty Acre Belt through the Cattle Arch under the railway until it meets BOAT 17.
Width: About 6 feet wide in places.
17 BY From level crossing in County Road northwards, west of Alexander Wood, then north-easterly to Sizewell Hall, west of Sizewell Hall, to U.D.C. boundary, near the Dairy, Home Farm, Sizewell. This part of path no. 40 is a byway open to all traffic.
Width approx. 6 feet.
18 BY From level crossing in County Road northwards, west of Alexander Wood, then north-easterly to Sizewell Hall, west of Sizewell Hall, to U.D.C. boundary, near the Dairy, Home Farm, Sizewell. This part of path no. 40 is a byway open to all traffic.
Width approx. 6 feet.
19 FP From the southern end of footpath 15 to join with BOAT 20.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
20 BY From byway 18 near south-east corner of Corporation Belt, east of Margaret Wood, west of and across Thorpeness Common, to Thorpeness.
Width: Approximately 6 feet.
21 FP From the junction of BOAT's 18 and 20 in a northerly direction to U.D.C. boundary.
Width: A wide track.
22 FP From the junction of BOAT's 18 and 20 in a northerly direction to U.D.C. boundary.
Width: A wide track.
23 FP From the junction of F.P.'s 21 and 22 passing round north of Old Butts to BOAT 24.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
24 BY From level crossing in County Road northwards, west of Alexander Wood, then north-easterly to Sizewell Hall, west of Sizewell Hall, to U.D.C. boundary, near the Dairy, Home Farm, Sizewell. This part of path no. 40 is a byway open to all traffic.
Width approx. 6 feet.
25 BY From level crossing in County Road northwards, west of Alexander Wood, then north-easterly to Sizewell Hall, west of Sizewell Hall, to U.D.C. boundary, near the Dairy, Home Farm, Sizewell. This part of path no. 40 is a byway open to all traffic.
Width approx. 6 feet.
26 BY From level crossing in County Road northwards, west of Alexander Wood, then north-easterly to Sizewell Hall, west of Sizewell Hall, to U.D.C. boundary, near the Dairy, Home Farm, Sizewell. This part of path no. 40 is a byway open to all traffic.
Width approx. 6 feet.
27 BR From byway 26 west of Sizewell Hall in a north-westerly direction to U.D.C. boundary at eastern end of Pale Lane.
Width: Approximately 5 feet.
28 FP From north-western end of BR 27 (Pale Lane) to BOAT 26 at the Dairy, Home Farm, Sizewell.
Width: About 6 feet wide.
29 FP Leading from F.P. 28 past north of Sizewell Hall and south of Cliff House to F.P. 33 at foot of cliff.
Width: About 6 feet wide.
30 FP Leading from F.P. 28 past north of Sizewell Hall and south of Cliff House to F.P. 33 at foot of cliff.
Width: About 6 feet wide.
31 FP Old Coastguard Path (admitted or dedicated by owners as Public Footpath) from U.D.C. boundary near Cliff House, Sizewell, in a southerly direction, sometimes on top of the cliff and sometimes immediately below the cliff until just south of Smugglers Cave from which point it is either broken or entirely washed away until just north of the houses at Thorpeness.
Width: Wide enough for one person to walk on.
32 FP From the junction of BOAT 25 & 26 at the S.W. corner of Sizewell Hall Grounds to link up with footpath 31 at the north-eastern corner of Dower House Grounds.
33 FP Running immediately at the foot of cliff from the eastern end of the Leiston-Sizewell road to Thorpeness where it joins the County Road near Black Timbers.
34 FP From the County Road from approximately Workman's Club, Thorpeness, in a westerly direction to O.S. grid reference TM46815990 then running in a generally westerly direction, then generally south westerly through the Golf Club car park to a point adjoining the route Footpath No. 37 Aldringham-cum-Thorpe at O.S. grid reference TM46705988. Recommencing at the junction with Footpath No. 37 at O.S. grid reference TM46675988 and continuing in a westerly direction until its junction with F.P. 38 north of the Golf Clubhouse.
Width: Wide enough for one person. 1.5 metres between TM46815990 and TM46705988.
35 FP From the Workmen's Club, Thorpeness, in a south-westerly direction until its junction with footpath 36.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
36 FP Commencing approximately at County Road north of Uplands, Thorpeness, in a westerly direction
to the junction with Footpath No. 37 Aldringham cum Thorpe at O. S. grid reference TM46785986.
Recommencing at the junction with Footpaths Nos. 34 and 38 Aldringham cum Thorpe at O.S. grid
reference TM46615987 and continues in a westerly direction until near the railway line where it
turns north to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM46246006 and proceeding in a north north
westerly direction for approximately 50 metres to join Aldringham cum Thorpe Public Footpath No
42 at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM46226011. Then turns north joining the County Road at the railway level crossing.
Width: Wide enough for one person to walk on from County Road north of Uplands to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM46246006; 1.5 metres fromTM46246006 to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM46226011; wide enough for one person to walk on from a point to end.
37 FP Joining footpaths 34 and 36.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
38 FP Commencing approximately at County Road north of Uplands, Thorpeness, in a westerly direction to the junction with Footpath No. 37 Aldringham-cum-Thorpe at O. S. grid reference TM46785986. Recommencing at the junction with Footpaths Nos. 34 and 38 Aldringham-cum-Thorpe at O.S. grid reference TM46615987 and continues in a westerly direction until near the railway line where it turns north joining the County Road at the railway level crossing.
Width: Wide enough for one person to walk on.
39 FP From the junction of footpaths 38 and 41 to the Sheepwash Level Crossing on the railway line.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
40 FP Commencing approximately at County Road north of Uplands, Thorpeness, in a westerly direction to the junction with Footpath No. 37 Aldringham-cum-Thorpe at O. S. grid reference TM46785986. Recommencing at the junction with Footpaths Nos. 34 and 38 Aldringham-cum-Thorpe at O.S. grid reference TM46615987 and continues in a westerly direction until near the railway line where it turns north joining the County Road at the railway level crossing.
Width: Wide enough for one person to walk on.
40X BY From level crossing in County Road northwards, west of Alexander Wood, then north-easterly to Sizewell Hall, west of Sizewell Hall, to U.D.C. boundary, near the Dairy, Home Farm, Sizewell. This part of path no. 40 is a byway open to all traffic.
Width approx 6 feet.
41 FP Commencing approximately at County Road north of Uplands, Thorpeness, in a westerly direction
to the junction with Footpath No. 37 Aldringham cum Thorpe at O. S. grid reference TM46785986.
Recommencing at the junction with Footpaths Nos. 34 and 38 Aldringham cum Thorpe at O.S. grid
reference TM46615987 and continues in a westerly direction until near the railway line where it
turns north to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM46246006 and proceeding in a north north
westerly direction for approximately 50 metres to join Aldringham cum Thorpe Public Footpath No
42 at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM46226011. Then turns north joining the County Road at the railway level crossing.
Width: Wide enough for one person to walk on from County Road north of Uplands to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM46246006; 1.5 metres fromTM46246006 to Ordnance Survey grid reference TM46226011; wide enough for one person to walk on from a point to end.
42 FP From the Sheepwash Level Crossing northwards to join junction of footpaths 40 and 41 running mostly alongside of east of the railway line.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
43 FP From Footpath No. 4 Aldeburgh running in a generally northerly direction along the disused railway embankment to a point at Sheepwash Crossing at O.S. grid reference TM46195981. Recommencing from a point to the west of Sheepwash Crossing at O.S. grid reference TM46185980 and proceeding in a northerly, westerly direction to OS grid reference TM45986001; continuing adjacent to the hedged boundary, east of Fen Cottages, then passing north west of Fen Cottages at OS grid reference TM45865999 and continuing in a south-westerly direction past the Pantiles.
Width: 1.5 metres from start to TM46195981; otherwise wide enough for one person.
44 FP From footpath 3 south of Stone House Plantation to the level crossing on the County Road.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
45 FP From footpath 3 south of Stone House Plantation to the level crossing on the County Road.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
46 FP From approximately south-eastern corner of Stone House plantation to the southern end of footpath 53.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
47 BR From the eastern end of footpath 4 (approximately south-eastern corner of Stone House Plantation to the south-eastern corner of Little Beauties Wood on the County Road.
Width: About 6 feet.
48 FP From south of the Baptist Chapel to its junction with footpath 47 at south-east corner of Little Beauties Wood.
Width: About 6 feet.
49 FP From footpath 3 near the carriage gate, Stone House, in a southerly direction to the south end of footpath 54.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
50 FP From south-east corner of Little Beauties Wood in a south-easterly direction to its junction with footpaths 49 and 53.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
51 FP From the County Road at the corner of the field in a westerly direction till it strikes the track by the Square Plantation.
Width: Wide enough for one person to walk on.
52 FP From the County Road at the corner of the field in a westerly direction till it strikes the track by the Square Plantation.
Width: Wide enough for one person to walk on.
53 FP From footpath 3 near the carriage gate, Stone House, in a southerly direction to the south end of footpath 54.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
54 FP From approximately south-eastern corner of Stone House plantation to the southern end of footpath 53.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
55 FP From the eastern end of F.P. 52 on the County Road in a south-westerly direction till its junction with footpath 56 (running immediately west of the fields and then turning westerly to join footpath 56).
Width: About 6 feet wide.
56 FP From the south-western end of footpath 55, southerly to the junction of footpaths 43 and 62.
Width: About 6 feet wide.
57 FP From the junction of footpaths 43 and 62 southerly to a footbridge over the River Hundred on the Aldeburgh boundary.
Width: Wide enough for one person to walk on.
58 FP From approximately western end of footpath 43 just north of Pan Cottages in north-easterly direction across a field and Walks to Church Farm; then from Ordnance Survey grid reference TM45466018 proceeding in a west north westerly direction along a track adjacent to and on the south western side of a post and wire fence for approximately 116 metres to join a track at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM45366024; thence north-east to join the track south of Square Plantation which runs immediately north and in front of the Church Almshouses (see sheet 35 relating to dedication of new footpath No.70).
Width: Across field and heath wide enough for one person to walk, thereafter about 6 feet wide, except 3 metres wide between TM45466018 and TM45366024.
59 FP From approximately western end of footpath 43 just north of Pan Cottages in north-easterly direction across a field and Walks to Church Farm; then from Ordnance Survey grid reference TM45466018 proceeding in a west north westerly direction along a track adjacent to and on the south western side of a post and wire fence for approximately 116 metres to join a track at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM45366024; thence north-east to join the track south of Square Plantation which runs immediately north and in front of the Church Almshouses (see sheet 35 relating to dedication of new footpath No.70).
Width: Across field and heath wide enough for one person to walk, thereafter about 6 feet wide, except 3 metres wide between TM45466018 and TM45366024.
61 FP From the Churchyard southerly to join footpath 62.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
62 FP Commencing at the western end of FP43 and continuing to a footbridge over the River Hundred on the Aldeburgh boundary.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
64 FP From the south end of path No. 65 west of St. Andrew's Church proceeding in a general south-easterly direction to Hundred River.
65 FP From the Leiston/Aldeburgh county road just south of Aldringham Vicarage, south-west of school, north-east of School Plantation, east of Church Walk to link up with the western end of F.P. 66.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
66 FP From the southern end of footpath 65 immediately between the Churchyard hedge and Church Walk Wood till it joins the track in front of the Almshouses proceeding some 100 yards until it reaches the northern end of footpath 59.
Width: Wide enough for one person.
67 FP Claimed by Mr. A. D. Pipe, a parishioner, being a track leading from opposite the Thorpe Road Cottages on the Aldringham-Thorpeness Road and running in a south-westerly direction across Aldringham Green towards Aldringham School and thence north-west to join the Aldringham-Aldeburgh Road.
70 FP From south-eastern corner of Little Beauties Wood on the County Road in a southerly direction immediately east of Aldringham Square and the Square Plantation, thence in a westerly direction running immediately south of Square Plantation to join junction of footpaths 66 and 59.
Width: 6 feet to 8 feet wide.
71 FP Commencing at OS Grid Reference 4725 5954 on the southern side of the road number B1353 the footpath proceeds via a two metre wide stoney track alongside Barn Hall House in a south-south-westerly direction for approximately 45 metres to a gap between the posts in a wire netting fence at OS grid reference 4723 5951, thence passing through the gap into the car park owned by Suffolk County Council and continuing in the same direction across the shingle car park for approximately 50 metres to the north-eastern edge of the sewage pump house at OS grid reference 4721 5947 and thence passing along a three metre shingle track beside the pump house for approximately 30 metres to OS grid reference 4719 5944, thence the path changes to a south-westerly direction over grassland, then over two shingle spurs of the car park and then grassland once more for a distance of approximately 112 metres and terminating at OS grid reference 4711 5937 at the Aldeburgh Parish Boundary on the eastern side of the C248 road. Total distance approximately 237 metres.
72 FP Commencing on the Coastguards's Road at Grid Reference 47355975 and proceeding in a general east/south-easterly direction, as a grassy path between the properties of Drake Harris and the Coastguards for a distance of approximately 50 metres to grid reference 4740 5973. At this point descending down a set of concrete steps to the beach and terminating at Grid Reference 47415973.
Width: Minimum width of 3.5 metres
Limitations: And having two concrete posts positioned at Grid Reference 47355975 and 47385974, these being in the middle of the path.
73 FP Commencing on the maintainable boundary point of the B1353 Grid Reference 47295959 and proceeding in a general east/south-easterly direction along the concrete path for a distance of approximately 16 metres, then continuing as a grass path between two fenced off pieces of private ground for a distance of approximately 20 metres, then joining the beach at Grid Reference 47325957.
Width: Minimum width approximately 2 metres.
74 FP Commencing on the B1353 at Grid Reference 47285957 and proceeding in a general east-south-easterly direction as a grassy path between a fenced piece of private ground and a property known as "Toad Hall" for a distance of approximately 40 metres and joining the beach at Grid Reference 47315955.
Width: Minimum width of 1.5 metres
75 BY Commencing on the north side of the B1353 opposite the Meare Pond at Grid Reference 4719 5960 and proceeding in a north/north-easterly direction along a sand and gravel track for a distance of approximately 50 metres to Grid Reference 4721 5964. Then turning northwards for a distance of approximately 40 metres to Grid Reference 4721 5969; then continuing in a north/north-easterly direction for a distance of approximately 140 metres at which point narrowing and proceeding for approximately a further 100 metres and terminating on the Old Homes Road (U2823) at Grid Reference 4731 5991. This path is known as the Sanctuary.
Width: Minimum width of 2.5 metres
76 BY Commencing on the southern side of the Old Homes Road (U2823) at Grid Reference 4734 5991 and proceeding in a general southerly direction along a tarmacadam road, passing the west side of St Mary's Church to the junction with the Coastguard's Road and terminating at Grid Reference 4733 5974.
Width: And having a minimum width of 3 metres.
77 BY Commencing on the eastern side of the Old Homes Road (U2823) at Grid Reference 4737 5989 and proceeding in a south-easterly direction as a sand and gravel track for a distance of approximately 25 metres to Grid Reference 4739 5988; continuing as a sand and gravel track in a south/south-westerly direction for a distance of approximately 160 metres, becoming a tarmacadam road for the last 50 metres, and terminating at the commencement of the Coastguard's Road at Grid Reference 4733 5974.
Width: And having a minimum width of 2.5 metres.
78 BY Commencing at the termination of the B1353 at Grid Reference 4728 5959 and proceeding in a north/north-easterly direction along a tarmacadam road for a distance of 150 metres to Grid Reference 4736 5971 at a point immediately to the south of the property known as Drake House: then proceeding in a general westerly direction for a distance of 20 metres to Grid Reference 4734 5972, and continuing northwards for a short distance of 10 metres to its termination at the junction with the Coastguard's Road at Grid Reference 4733 5974.
Width: Minimum width of 5 metres
79 FP Commencing on the southern side of the B1353 at a point west of the property known as "Sandy Lodge" in the area of Grid Reference 4726 5954 and proceeding in a general southerly direction as a sand and gravel track crossing a wide grassy strip for a distance of approximately 35 metres to a boardwalk at Grid Reference 4725 5951; then continuing in an east/south-easterly direction along the boardwalk and passing through the posts and barrier between the properties of "Valetta" and "Gunyah" for a distance of approximately 35 metres terminating on the beach at Grid Reference 4728 5950.
Width: Minimum width of track 3 metres. Width of boardwalk approximately 1 metre.
80 FP Commencing between the properties known as "Valetta" and "Gunyah" at a point where the boardwalk meets the track (Grid Reference 4725 5951) and proceeding in a meandering south/south-westerly direction along a well defined gravel track for a distance of approximately 90 metres, skirting the western side of the properties known as "Gunyah", "Sandy Bar 1 and 2" and "Caravan" to the property of "Killarney". At this point becoming a grass path and continuing a distance of 25 metres to a point south of the south-westerly corner of "Killarney" at Grid Reference 4721 5941. Then proceeding in an east/south-easterly direction and passing between the dwellings of "Killarney" and "Sans Souci" along a sandy path for a distance of approximately 40 metres and terminating on the beach at Grid Reference 4724 5940.
Width: Minimum width of 1.2 metres.
81 FP Commencing between the properties known as "Killarney" and "Sans Souci" at Grid Reference 4721 5940 and proceeding in a meandering southerly direction along a grassy path, passing the western side of the properties of "Sans Souci" and "The Shanty" for a distance of approximately 50 metres to Grid Reference 4718 5937 (this being a point at the commencement of the boardwalk). Then continuing in a general easterly direction along the boardwalk for a distance of approximately 50 metres, passing between the properties known as "The Shanty" and "The Cabin" and terminating on the beach at Grid Reference 4722 5936.
Width: Minimum width of 1.2 metres. Width of boardwalk approximately 1 metre.
82 BR Commencing on the western side of the Aldeburgh Road (B1122) at grid reference 4453 6138 and progressing as a grass track in a generally south-south-westerly direction down a slope in the south-eastern corner of arable field parcel number 4454 for approximately 30 metres to join FP2 adjacent to steps leading to the western side of the B1122 at grid reference 4451 6135; then continuing in the same direction down the slope as a hedge lined lane with arable field parcel number 0021 to the west for approximately 185 metres to grid reference 4447 6118, then changing to a generally south-easterly direction, passing alongside Hunts Barn Cottage to the east for approximately 80 metres to grid reference 4451 6111; changing to a sand and shingle track and continuing in the same direction for approximately 75 metres to a point adjacent to the Aldringham Craft Market on the northern side of Aldringham Lane (B1353) at grid reference 4455 6105.
Width: 2.5 metres.
88 RB Commencing at OS grid reference TM47405993 at a junction with North End Avenue and proceeding along a track in a north north westerly direction for 175 metres to a junction with Byway Open to All Traffic 20 at OS grid reference TM47276005.
Width: 2.7 metres