Kessingland to Southwold Pier

Kessingland to Southwold Pier

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This cycle ride is Approx 11 miles long from the seaside village of Kessingland (2 miles south of Lowestoft) out into the beautiful Suffolk countryside through the villages of Rushmere and Wrentham and then back to the Suffolk coast at the seaside town of Southwold with its famous lighthouse. The route is along ‘B’ roads and country lanes to help you enjoy your cycling with less traffic.

We started our cycle ride from Green Lane on the sea front at Kessingland and as you look out to sea you cycle to your right along to the end of Green Lane with the sea on your left as you cycle along.

After a few hundred yards you reach the end of Green Lane where you TURN Right along Church Road, away from the sea front. As you cycle along this road it changes its name to White’s Lane B1437 and after about 800 yards you come to a roundabout. GO STRAIGHT ACROSS THE ROUNDABOUT along Snab Hill.

After 300 yards TURN LEFT onto Black Street. Continue to cycle along this road for about
three quarters of a mile and go straight through the village of Rushmere and as you do so the road changes its name to The Street. Continue along The Street B1127 as you cycle along through the beautiful Suffolk countryside.

After approximately 3 miles you come to the village of Wrentham. Should you wish to take a break at the village there are two village pubs, The Horse & Groom and The Five Bells Inn along with several shops. As you cycle through the village you will pass The Parish Church which in the oldest part dates back to the 13th century. In the north aisle there is a medieval stained glass window depicting St Nicholas, reputed to be one of the oldest pictures in England

Continue through the village keeping to the B 1127 which starts to take you in the direction of the coast via Eastern Bavents and Reydon and then onto Southwold.

As you pass Reydon and near the outskirts of Southwold the B1127 comes to a ‘T’ junction. At the ‘T’ junction TURN LEFT along Mights Road. Cycle along Mights Road and after a short distance it changes its name to Station Road and then High Street. At the end of High Street you come to a fork in the road. At the fork BEAR LEFT along East Street which will take to the sea front after about 150 yards.

At the sea front TURN LEFT along The Promenade towards Southwold Pier which was built in 1900,the end of your cycle ride.
At Southwold you will find numerous establishments for refreshments etc and lovely views out to sea. One of its famous landmarks is Southwold Lighthouse which stands in the centre of the town was constructed in 1887.

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