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Definitive Statement of Public Rights of Way for Southwold Parish (East Suffolk, Suffolk)

Information provided by Suffolk County Council, under the Open Government Licence (v3). Current Statement information from 2021‑10‑12. Entries with grey text are old entries, and do not appear in the current Statement. The entries below are ordered first by Right of Way number, and then in reverse chronological order (most recent first). show/hide old entries.

No. Type Description
1 FP Buss Creek Path etc: Commences S. bank of Buss Creek near North Beach, proceeds along top of S. wall of creek to old Southwold Railway Bridge over River Blyth, thence on top of river wall on N.E. bank of River Blyth to a point approx. 50 yds. N.W. of Blackshore Cottages, thence to base of river wall on landward side proceeding alongside dyke behind Blackshore Cottages over Cansey Road, proceeding at rear of Harbour Inn and adjoining buildings to road leading from Blackshore Quay to Southwold-Walberswick Ferry and including that road.
1X RB Buss Creek Path etc: Commences S. bank of Buss Creek near North Beach, proceeds along top of S. wall of creek to old Southwold Railway Bridge over River Blyth, thence on top of river wall on N.E. bank of River Blyth to a point approx. 50 yds. N.W. of Blackshore Cottages, thence to base of river wall on landward side proceeding alongside dyke behind Blackshore Cottages over Cansey Road, proceeding at rear of Harbour Inn and adjoining buildings to road leading from Blackshore Quay to Southwold-Walberswick Ferry and including that road.
2 FP North Beach Path : commencing Beach side of South East corner of Model Yacht Pond and proceeding in a northerly direction to connect with footpath leading over Southend Warren at Easton Bavents.
3 FP Station Path : Leading from Station Road alongside the northern boundary of the Common over the track of the Southwold Railway alongside Buss Creek Marshes joining Golf Course Path (No. 4) at the Golf Course.
4 FP Golf course path : from the Common Road approx 75 yds from York Road leading in a westerly direction diagonally over the Common at the rear of the Water Tower at the back of the Golf Club House, running south-westerly to the south-east side of the former railway cutting thence crossing the cutting to the west side and thence turning in a north-westerly direction to a field boundary at OS grid reference TM49577644 running in a generally north westerly direction across arable land and Buss Creek for a distance of approximately 165 metres to a point on the Southwold/Reydon parish boundary at OS grid reference TM49477657.
Width: 2.7 metres between TM49577644 and TM49477657.
5 BR Blackshore or Cansey Road: from the Common Road near the Drive to the Golf Club House to Blackshore Quay near River Blyth.
6 FP Corporation Marshes Path: From Gardner Road diagonally in a S.W. direction over the Common and the corporation marshes to the Blackshore Road near the Harbour Inn.
7 FP Walberswick River Wall Path: From the beach S.W. of harbour mouth to footbridge over Dunwich Creek, thence over the road near the Old Vicarage Garden, alongside the Old Vicarage Garden Wall to the top of the Marsh Wall, thence in a N.easterly direction along the top of the Marsh Wall to the top of the wall on the S.W. bank of the River Blyth, along the top of the wall to the bridge over the River Blyth and across that bridge.
8 FP Ferry path: from Gardner Road near Corporation Sewage Pumping Station to the S.E. and alongside the Corporation marshes to the Harbour Road near the Southwold-Walberswick Ferry.
9 FP Skilman's Hill Path: from Gardner Road along top of Skilman's Hill to Constitution Hill.
10 FP Primrose Alley: From South Green to South Cliff.
11 FP Woodley's Yard etc: From High Street between Barclays Bank and the Congregational Church to Gardner Road, thence across the common at rear of Strickland Place to Codell Road.
12 FP Un-Named: From Path No. 11 over the Common to Codell Road near St. Barnabas.
13 FP Un-named: From path No. 12 over the Common at the rear of the Manor House to Manor Park Road.
14 FP Un-named: From Wymering Road to the Common past Sunset House.
15 FP Rope Walk Path: from Path no. 3 near Stanley Cottages over the Rope Walk to Spinners Lane.
16 FP Church Path: From East Green through the Churchyard to Fieldstile Road.
17 RB Gun Hill Path: Leading from South Green over Gun Hill to the junction of Ferry Road and Queens Road.
18 FP Commencing on the northern side of York Road (U1631) opposite Godyll Road at grid reference 50467634 and progressing in a generally northerly direction over grassland along the eastern edge of Southwold Common, passing the western side of the properties known as No.5 The Common, Crombie House, Fairway Cottage and Commoners for approximately 65 metres to the western end of Spinners Lane at grid reference 50467640; changing to a generally north-north-westerly direction down a slope passing along the western side of the allotment gardens and the eastern side of No.3 tee on the Southwold Golf Course for approximately 180 metres to grid reference 50427658; changing to a generally northerly direction and continuing down the slope passing along the western side of the allotment gardens for approximately 28 metres to the southern side of Blyth Road (FP3) at grid reference 50437661, a total distance of approximately 273 metres.
Width: 3 feet.
19 FP Commencing at the western end of Spinners Lane at grid reference 50467640 and progressing in a generally easterly direction along Spinners Lane over a grass and then shingle surface between the properties known as Spinners Cottage to the north and Commoners to the south for approximately 23 metres to FP15 at grid reference 50487640.
Width: 4 metres.
Limitations: subject to a turnstile, gate-posts and rails at grid reference 50467640.
20 FP Commencing on the southern side of Hotson Road at grid reference 50917662 and progressing in a generally south-south-easterly direction up an incline along a hardcore track between the properties of No.23 Hotson Road and No. 55 Marlborough Road, passing between garden fence lines and garage forecourts for approximately 87 metres to the northern side of field stile road between the properties of 31 Field Stile Road and Messrs Fishers, Funeral Directors at grid reference 50947654.
Width: approximately 2 metres.
21 FP Commencing at the southern side of Field Stile Road almost opposite Cautley Road at grid reference 50807649 and proceeding through a gap in the hedgerow in a generally west-south-westerly direction along a tarmacadam path set in grass land known as St Edmunds Green for approximately 45 metres to the gate of St Edmunds Church set in a hedgerow at grid reference 50767646; changing to a generally southerly direction and passing through the churchyard as a concrete paved path passing through a gap in the church wall for approximately 25 metres to a tarmacadam path at grid reference 50767644; changing to a generally westerly direction and proceeding for approximately 7 metres to grid reference 50757644 then changing to a generally south-south-westerly direction along the tarmacadam path up an incline and becoming a concrete path for approximately 36 metres to a point adjacent to the northern door of the Church at grid reference 50757640 then curving in a generally west-south-westerly direction on level ground along a concrete path for approximately 20 metres to a point adjacent to the western corner of the church at grid reference 50737639; then curving in a generally southerly direction along the western side of the Church passing the western for approximately 17 metres to FP16 at grid reference 50737638. Total distance approximately 150 metres.
Width : from grid reference 50807649 to 50757640 - 0.75 metres approximately. From grid reference 50757640 to grid reference 50737638 - 1 metre approximately.
22 FP Commencing at the parish boundary at the junction with Public Footpath Nos. 12 and 13 Walberswick at the top of the flood protection wall at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM45027482 and proceeding in an easterly direction down some steps and across the car park for 43 metres to join Public Footpath No. 7 Southwold at the Bailey Bridge at a point at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM50057482.
Width: 1.5 metres between Ordnance Survey grid references TM45027482 and TM50057482
Limitations: Concrete steps at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM45027482
23 FP Commencing on Victoria Street at OS grid reference TM5070276316, the surfaced path progresses in a north-easterly direction for 52 metres to the junction with the maintainable road south of FP16 at OS grid reference TM5074276350.
Width: varying between 2.5 metres and 10 metres.
24 FP Commencing at the junction with Footpath 1 on the seawall at O S grid reference TM49557565 and progressing along a gravel and natural surface path, with the riverbank on the west, in a south south-easterly direction for 94 metres, joining the gravelled car park area at O S grid reference TM49607557.
Width: 1.8 metres
Limitations: Available width of 1.2 metres at O S grid reference TM49607557.
25 BR Commencing at a junction with Footpath 1 Southwold and Footpath 7 Southwold at Ordnance Survey Grid Reference (OSGR) TM49477582 and proceeding in a north easterly then south easterly direction for 5.6 metres to OSGR TM49477582; then proceeding in a south south easterly direction for 175 metres to a bridge at OSGR TM49547566, then continuing for a distance of 125 metres to a junction with U1631 and Bridleway 5 Southwold at OSGR TM49647559.
Width: 2 metres
26 BR Commencing at OS grid reference TM49407577 and proceeding in a north-easterly direction for 10 metres to the junction with Footpath 7 Southwold at OS grid reference TM49417578.
Width: 2.5 metres