Walberswick

Walberswick is approximately 9 miles from The Farmhouse and take 18 minutes to reach by car.

Walberswick is quieter than the neighbouring town of Southwold, this pretty seaside village is the perfect place for a bucket and spade holiday, followed by a hearty pub lunch or cream tea or a quiet, romantic walk during the winter months.

The Village

Walberswick also has a long sand and shingle beach backed by grassy dunes and surrounded by marsh and heathland. The nature reserve, which follows the River Blyth estuary, covers over 1,000 acres, combining mudflats, meadows and marsh. It is home to otters, deer and a wide range of bird species.

A haven for Artists

Considering its size, the village has long attracted celebrities. Philip Wilson Steer and his circle of English Impressionists fell in love with the landscape, as did Charles Rennie Mackintosh and many resident artists today.

Things to do in Walberswick

  1. Crabbing:  Walberswick is the self-appointed capital of crabbing: The World Open Championships are held here every August, when the village is packed full of hopefuls bearing crab lines dangling bacon. Alternatively, you can just take along a bucket and a net for fun and spend a lazy day waiting for a bite (or in this case a nip!)

  2. Wild beaches: The village of Walberswick has a long sand and shingle beach backed back grassy dunes and surrounded by marsh and heathland.
  3. Explore the River Blyth Estuary: The Nature Reserve, which follows the River Blyth estuary, covers over 1,000 acres, combining mudflats, meadows and marsh. It is home to otters, deer and a wide range of bird species.
  4. Take the ferry: You can see neighbouring Southwold over the river, and reach it by walking along the riverbank and across the Bailey Bridge. Alternatively, hop aboard the charming foot ferry that operates during the summer months.

 

Dani Church rows across the River Blyth up to 100 times a day between April and October, making it easy to visit both Southwold and Walberswick. She is the fifth generation of her family to run their 125 year old business! If you would like to find out more about the Ferry please click here.

Read more about Suffolk’s Coastal town of Southwold here

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