Raj’s Ramsholt Walk – Saturday 19th October

Story and pics contributed by Raj.

Route Map

A fairly leisurely start at 10.30AM with 15 IOG members attending and three guests Chris, Sharon and Kelli with her dog Bonnie. The weather forecast was very favourable for a change and after all the rain we’ve had over the past couple of weeks the sunshine was most welcome. We headed out of the car park and past the Ramsholt Arms towards the River Deben and then followed the path north to along the riverbank.

The view of the river with sailing boats moored up is a delight whatever the weather. We made a short stop at the 2.4 miles mark before heading inland away from the Deben over fields and down byways to Sutton. A carriage pulled by two horses went past near Sutton Hall before we reached The Plough which has recently reopened. The pub made a welcome comfort stop before we proceeded along the sandy path to Shottisham and the Sorrel Horse where we had lunch sitting outside in the sunshine .A carriage pulled by two horses went past near Sutton Hall before we reached The Plough which has recently reopened. The pub made a welcome comfort stop before we proceeded along the sandy path to Shottisham and the Sorrel Horse where we had lunch sitting outside in the sunshine.

With 6.6 miles completed we headed off back towards Ramsholt. It is worth remembering that some of the paths that are marked on OS maps may not actually be where they are supposed to be. They may have been ploughed over if they are not often used. We did encounter some lamas and pigs as a result of footpaths being diverted which made up for the extra distance we had to walk.

We arrived back at Ramsholt were a few of our group departed whilst the rest stopped for a well-earned drink.