Just 10 miles from the Suffolk coast.

A three minute walk from the centre of Halesworth.

A five minute walk from the railway station, served by trains from Ipswich and Lowestoft.

Click here for a more detailed map showing the access points to the Green. The post codes are for the houses nearest to the access points.

 

Different modes of travel

  • On Foot.
    • From the Town Centre go under the underpass at the far end of the main car park. Through the Town Park and turn right just after you cross the wooden bridge over the Town River. Pass the skate board park and at the basket ball court the entrance to the Green is straight ahead.
    • From the Church, go down Steeple End, cross London Road into Swan Lane, next to the Swan P.H. Go straight on past the Co-op, across Saxons Way and then straight on for another 400 metres through the Blyth Road Industrial Estate and eventually you will pass over a small footbridge into Two Acres. The public footpath to Mells and Wenhaston goes straight on and across the River Blyth, the path onto the Green is slightly to the left and goes under the first arch of Six Arches into Blyth Meadow.
    • From theAngel Link cross over Saxons Way at the roundabout, into River Lane and after crossing the footbridge over the Town River, the entrance to the Green is on your right.
    • From Quay Street a footpath opposite King’s Volvo Garage leads through Blyth Mews into the Town Park, the path straight ahead  will take you to the Green.
    • There is a track off Quay Street, on the right as you leave the Town, just before the railway bridge which takes you into the top end of Folly Meadow and then through to the rest of the Green. Beware – visibility is not good at this entrance.
    • There are three public footpaths off Holton Road that give access to the Green via Bird’s Folly and Rails’ End. There is no footpath alongside the road on this side of Holton Road so please be careful if using these entrances.
  • By Bike
    Cyclists are welcome on the Green and the all-weather track, part of National Cycle Route 1, gives access from the Mells to Walpole Road right through the Green into the Town Centre. In winter, floods and heavy rain sometimes make other paths muddy and unsuitable for bikes.
    Distances:
    From Wenhaston it’s 15 minutes, Bramfield – 15 minutes, Walpole – 15 minutes, Spexhall – 20 minutes, Westhall – 25 minutes, Blyford – 20 minutes.
    National Cycle Route 1 makes the Green a good starting place to get to Shetland (2 days 17 hours) or to Dover (16 hours).
  • By Mobility Scooter
    Buggies are welcome on the Green, and the all-weather track gives access from the Mells to Walpole Road right through the Green into the Town Centre. In winter, floods and heavy rain sometimes make other paths muddy and unsuitable for buggies.
    The path into the Folly is the steepest main path on the Green at more than 15º.
    Do please contact us if you are planning a visit and you want more information on good routes etc.
  • Rail
    trains are hourly on the East Suffolk Line from Ipswich and Lowestoft. (50 mins from Ipswich, 25 minutes from Lowestoft) (info)
  • Car
    parking in the town car parks, and some on-road parking.
  • Canoe
    Up the river from Southwold. Tell us if you’re planning this and we’ll try to be there to congratulate you on arrival!