Action in 2020 - August

Thursday 20th August


Today we went to Ramsholt where we followed a walk from Gill Moon's book The Suffolk Coast (25 walks with your camera). It was only a short walk of two miles but as I had been having problems with my back it was far enough.

Ramsholt used to be a thriving place with sailing barges arriving to unload coal and other supplies and to take away local produce such as sugar beet. It once had a school with fifty pupils. It is much quieter today with mainly leisure boats and tourists.

The Ramsholt Arms (original the Ferry House) is a very popular pub overlooking the River Deben.

Our walk followed the shore line of the Deben until we turned right to join a footpath onto the marshes.

The marshes are used for grazing and are great for wildlife such as barn owls, marsh harriers and red deer.

All Saints Church dates back to Norman times.  It was renovated in the 1950's.  It has a round tower supported by buttresses.  There are wonderful views from the church looking out across the marshes to the Deben and across the fields.

Our walk continued up a lane and then across the fields and on along a track that took us to two houses one of which was the old school house.  The schools was built in 1879 and enlarged in the Victorian era in 1913 and was finally closed in 1926.

We walked along more tracks passing plenty of blackberries and elderberries and variou wild flowers until we finally arrived back at the car park.