Jacqui’s Felixstowe walk – Sunday 4th February

Report contributed by Jacqui; hotel photo provided to Tripadvisor by management; walk pics to follow

‘Welcome to Felixstowe’ the sign said, which I am sure some of the people who travelled down the A14 were glad to see after an unexpected delay to their journey to Felixstowe caused by an abnormal load being escorted by the police. A cold and breezy day awaited the 25 walkers who joined me for today’s six-mile walk, including our two youngest members, Bruce and Fred.

We set off from the car park adjacent to the town’s golf course and around the northern fringe of the Felixstowe heading across fields, quiet lanes and tracks, areas known as Gulphur, Candlet and Kingsfleet, with good views of the winter landscape – a patchwork of brown and green fields. This brought us back to within sight of the River Deben and Felixstowe Ferry, and from there it was a short but blustery walk by the sea back to the car park.

After returning to our cars it was a brief journey to the welcome warmth of the Brook Hotel where 11 of us enjoyed a delicious roast dinner. A lovely end to a good afternoon enjoyed by all I hope.