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Woodbridge and the Deben Estuary

From Woodbridge station head along the river wall, enjoying the wide open expanse of the stunning Deben estuary.


This leaflet contains three route options, offering fantastic estuary views, starting and finishing at the train stations of Woodbridge or Melton. The two routes from Woodbridge station start by heading

south-west along the river wall, passing boat yards and sailing

clubs while enjoying the wide open expanse of the stunning Deben estuary. Internationally protected for its bird life, the Deben is also part of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural

Beauty (AONB).

Saltmarsh, mudflat, grazing marsh and woodland make up the landscape of this part of the Deben. You can be sure of an exhilarating walk in some of the best scenery Suffolk has to offer.

The third option starts from Melton train station, one stop after Woodbridge (heading north) and brings you back to Woodbridge along the riverside path.

Points of Interest: Woodbridge is one of Suffolk’s quintessential riverside market towns with a long and fascinating history. The town centre is reached by walking up Quay St from the station and has a vibrant mix of independent and national stores mainly in the Thoroughfare and on Market Hill. Antique shops sit next to art galleries and fashion boutiques and there are a host of places to enjoy excellent food and drink.

The Tide Mill, just up the river from the station, is one of the few remaining in the country. The huge wooden wheel turns most days when the tides are right.

The Market Hill area is spectacular, with the iconic Elizabethan Shire Hall, Woodbridge town, Suffolk Punch Horse museums and old buildings including a 13th century pub, the King’s Head.

Woodbridge and the Deben Estuary
Woodbridge Train Station
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