A great walk to a great pub: the Ship, Dunwich, Suffolk


Phoebe Taplin

An atmospheric stroll through marsh, forest and over shingle is topped off with a pint in the ‘Suffolk Atlantis’

Start The Ship, Dunwich
9 miles
Time 5 hours
Ascent 100 metres
Difficulty moderate

Dunwich is a village with a handful of cottages, a ruined friary, a church, a small museum, and a pub. But in the 12th century, it was an internationally important port with a thriving fishing industry; it had a dozen inns, several churches and two hospitals. The Domesday Book records that the town paid a tax of 68,000 herrings and had 3,000 inhabitants.

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