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

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No. Type Description
1 FP Between footpaths 24 and 22.
Ploughed annually from junction of footpaths 14 and 21, in a westerly direction to footpath 11, and from end of footpath 11 to the top of Hoist Field Hedge.
2 BR From Westwood Lodge Road to junction of footpath 22, bisecting footpath 23 from the East, and Bridleway 25 from the West.
Width: Carriage width to bottom of Hoist Cover, from reeds footpath width to footpath 22.
3 FP Part of the track of the former railway line of the Southwold Railway Company Limited from Blythburgh parish boundary running in a west/east direction; then north-east/south-west direction to BRs 28 and 29.
4 BR From northern end of No. 26 north-easterly to junction with county road.
Width: Carriage width
5 BR From Walberswick/Blythburgh Road, running to and parallel with Old Southwold Light Railway track, to Squire's Hill.
Width: Carriage width.
6 BR From northern end of Church Lane across Walberswick Common in a N.W. direction to Southwold Light Railway at point known as Cattle Arch (top of Arch now missing), continuing through arch, still in a N.W. direction, to Tinker's Barn. Section from junction of No. 5 northerly is F.P. only.
Width: Carriage width.
6X FP From northern end of Church Lane across Walberswick Common in a N.W. direction to Southwold Light Railway at point known as Cattle Arch (top of Arch now missing), continuing through arch, still in a N.W. direction, to Tinker's Barn. Section from junction of No. 5 northerly is F.P. only.
Width: Carriage width.
7 BR From North end of Church Lane in a northerly direction to path No. 5, crossing Walberswick Common.
Width: Carriage width.
8 BR From Walberswick Station in a S.E. direction skirting Walberswick Common passing terrace of houses (marked "Stone House" on map), veering West across heathland and joining No. 5 near Eastwood Lodge Farm.
Width: Carriage width.
8X FP From Walberswick Station in a S.E. direction skirting Walberswick Common passing terrace of houses (marked "Stone House" on map), veering West across heathland and joining No. 5 near Eastwood Lodge Farm.
Width: Carriage width.
9 BR Leverett's Lane from the unclassified road north of the Old Corner House, the Street, continuing round past the last house "Fairhaven" in a north-westerly direction joining on to bridleway No. 8.
Width: Metalled part carriage width. The rest should be carriage width but banks have caved in and brought overgrowth with them.
10 FP From BR 28 running for a short distance in a northwest/southeast and east and thence in a north/south direction to Blythburgh parish boundary.
Width: four feet or thereabouts.
11 FP Starting at Westwood Lodge Road opposite Short Lane, continuing in a southerly direction across No. 24 and joining No. 21 at a footbridge on Oldtown Marshes.
Width: Carriage width.
12 FP From opposite Old Vicarage gateway in an easterly direction to the beach, crossing temporary bridge replacing old kissing bridge.
Width: Footpath width.
13 FP Commencing on the hardcore track at a point at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM49967479 opposite the Bell Hotel and continuing along the track in an easterly direction for 35 metres to a point at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM49997479, then continuing in a north easterly direction for 16 metres to a point at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM49997481, continuing in an east, north easterly direction for 25 metres via some steps to the top of the flood protecting wall and the junction with Public Footpath No. 12 Walberswick at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM45027482.
Total distance: 76 metres
Width: 1.5 metres between Ordnance Survey grid references TM49967479 and TM49997481, to be recorded along the centre of the track. 1 metre between Ordnance Survey grid references TM49997481 and TM45027482
Limitations: Concrete steps at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM45027482
14 FP Commencing opposite Leveretts Lane, going south to footpath 15, continuing south, then west to footpath 19 and continuing to the bottom of Stock's Lane where it meets footpaths 1 and 21.
Width: Entrance for 15 yards. carriage width, then footpath width. Where path turns westward extremely narrow.
15 FP From bottom of Field 161, going in an easterly direction, touching footpath 16 and continuing to join footpath 17, near Dunwich Creek.
Width: Footpath width.
16 FP From Walberswick Street opposite terrace forming entrance path to allotments in Bird-in-Hand field, continuing through allotments in a southerly direction and terminating at footpath 15, with a stile (stile no longer there).
Width: Is footpath width but should be carriage width.
17 BY Starts at Jubilee seat green, goes in southerly direction, crosses White Bridge (no longer white), veers in a westerly direction across Town Salts (with branch footpath striking eastwards and meeting path No. 18) and continues alongside Dunwich Creek to footbridge. (C.R.B. to White Bridge).
Width: Carriage width to White Bridge, thereafter footpath width.
17X FP Starts at Jubilee seat green, goes in southerly direction, crosses White Bridge (no longer white), veers in a westerly direction across Town Salts (with branch footpath striking eastwards and meeting path No. 18) and continues alongside Dunwich Creek to footbridge. (C.R.B. to White Bridge).
Width: Carriage width to White Bridge, thereafter footpath width.
18 BY Commencing at junction of footpath 17, Jubilee Green and Gannon Room, proceeding in an easterly direction, crossing the Sluice Bridge, following round in a southerly direction, then veering westward through The Flats and at the point nearest the beach meeting footpath 17.
Width: Carriage width.
19 FP Commencing at footpath 14 at point just after footpath 14 bends west, striking S.W. to Dunwich Creek bridge, turning westward parallel with Dunwich Creek, terminating at meeting point of path 21.
Width: Footpath width.
20 FP Starting half-way along footpath 17 by Town Salts bridge (over Dunwich Creek), then on to Town Salts and beach.
Width: Footpath width.
Limitations: Approaches to bridge worn - caused by caving-in of banks of Dunwich Creek. One hand-rail span missing. Sea has encroached considerably at this part of the coast and therefore shortened path.
21 BR Commences at Westwood Lodge Road (Stock's Lane) to grid reference TM49207414.
Width: Carriage width
21X FP Commences grid reference TM49207414 and skirts round Lampland in a S.E.
direction, joins a wall at Dunwich Creek, continues parallel with the Creek to a point opposite Brick Windpump, then from a point at OS grid reference TM 4872 7370 and proceeding in a
west south westerly direction over a boardwalk on the northern bank of the Dunwich River for 50 metres to the junction with Footpath 22 Walberswick at a point at OS grid reference TM 4869 7369.
Width: Footpath width to TM 4872 7370. 1 metre from OS grid reference TM 4872 7370 to OS grid reference TM4869 7369.
Limitations: 1. A 12 metre long wooden bridge at OS grid reference TM 4869 7369. 2. Steps and a stile at OS grid reference TM 4869 7369.
22 BR Commencing at Westwood Lodge Road, at point opposite the end of footpath 27, continuing in a S.E. direction past the end of footpath 25, and veering south and then south-east again (running parallel with footpath 25 until it (footpath 22) meets the end of footpath 2), continuing and passing right of Watermill Cottages (now demolished) and turning left at wooden posts to gain access to dyke wall; making a junction with footpath 1; continuing in a seaward direction past brick windpump, meeting end of footpath 35 and terminating at Walberswick/Westleton boundary. From junction of No. 25 to county road is B.R.
Width: Footpath width. Should be tumbril-width as far as windpump.
22X FP Commencing at Westwood Lodge Road, at point opposite the end of footpath 27, continuing in a S.E. direction past the end of footpath 25, and veering south and then south-east again (running parallel with footpath 25 until it (footpath 22) meets the end of footpath 2), continuing and passing right of Watermill Cottages (now demolished) and turning left at wooden posts to gain access to dyke wall; making a junction with footpath 1; continuing in a seaward direction past brick windpump, meeting end of footpath 35 and terminating at Walberswick/Westleton boundary. From junction of No. 25 to county road is B.R.
Width: Footpath width. Should be tumbril-width as far as windpump.
24 FP Along bottom of ploughed field at edge of marsh, commencing at end of Stock's Lane, continuing to join footpath 1 where it enters the marsh.
Width: Footpath width.
25 BR A short length of path from Path No. 2 at the south-western corner of Hoist Covert in a westerly direction to path No. 22.
26 BR From junction with No 27, northerly to junction with No. 4.
Width: Carriage-width.
27 BR From the southern end of Path No. 26 in an easterly direction across East Sheep Walk to the County Road leading to Blythburgh Lodge.
28 BR From junction with Blythburgh No. 9, easterly to junction with Walberswick No. 29.
Width: Carriage width.
29 BR Continuing along edge of Deadman's Covert to the Tumulus near the Keepers Cottage in Hill
Covert, to the main Blythburgh/Walberswick road.
Width: Cart-Track Width.
30 FP From its junction with F.P. 31 west of Tinkers Barn in a northerly direction to Tinkers House and from there turning West to the Saltings and river bank.
Width: Carriage width to Tinkers House, thence footpath width.
31 FP From footpath 6 near Tinker's Barn in a westerly direction to join No. 30.
Width: Footpath width.
33 BR From main road to Walberswick, southerly, to road to Blythburgh Lodge.
Width: Carriage width.
34 FP From the Southwold Boundary wall at N.E. of Old Vicarage Cottage, crossing footbridge on to the Town Marshes, curving round to Hambling's drift where it joins the School Lane.
35 FP Along Grey's Wall, from end of path No. 21 in a S.W. direction along edge of Westwood Marshes to parish boundary.
Width: Footpath width.
36 FP From the end of footpath 30 at The Saltings, along the River Bank to the Bailey Bridge.
Width: Footpath width.
42 BR Commencing at Eastwood Lodge Farm yard, skirting back of house to join footpath 32.
Width: Farm cart width.
43 FP Length only a few yards at Old vicarage cottage.
Width: Footpath width.
49 BR From junction with B.R. 8 westerly to double junction with B.R. 7.
50 BY Short Lane. From main road southwards to road to Blythburgh Lodge.
51 FP Commencing from the eastern side of the B1387 (Ferry Road) at a point at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM49917479 and proceeding along a hardcore track for 61 metres to join the western end of Public Footpath No. 13 Walberswick at Ordnance Survey grid reference TM49967479, opposite the Bell Hotel.
Width: 1.5 metres along the centre of the track
52 BR Commencing at the junction with Bridleway 8 Walberswick at OS grid reference TM49027532 and proceeding in a north north westerly direction along a track for 97 metres to the junction with Bridleway 5 Walberswick at OS grid reference TM48997541; then in a north easterly direction for 170 metres to OS grid reference TM49107554; and proceeding in a north easterly direction for 520 metres to the Southwold parish boundary at OS grid reference TM49407577.
Width: 2.5 metres