Southwold Cycling Series – Southwold South Green Loop

Bicycles along Southwold seafront

Southwold is an ideal place to explore by bicycle so we thought we’d create blog posts dedicated to cycling in Southwold. Introducing our Southwold Cycling Series!

Our Southwold Cycling Series blog posts are all individually written by members of our team here at Durrants Holiday Cottages. Being a small local team we know the area inside out so you know all our recommended routes have been tried and tested by us.

Our first route is written by Leah, our Marketing Manager, who lived in Southwold during her childhood.

Southwold South Green Loop

I have given this cycle route the Southwold South Green Loop name as I thought it was the best way to describe it! It’s one of my favourite short cycle routes as it passes through the Harbour which I simply adore. There’s nothing better than taking in the sights across the water towards Walberswick and watching happy families crabbing with little ones.

The starting point for this cycle route is by the green ‘South Green’ sign, but you can really start anywhere on the green itself.

  • Head down Queens Road and follow the bend in the road (which then becomes Ferry Road).

  • Follow the road all the way towards the Harbour car park. As the road bends right you’ll be cycling along the iconic Harbour.

  • Keep on this route (watch out for the odd hidden pothole!) until you see The Harbour Inn pub on your right. You’ll see a semi-steep hump in the road just after the pub – follow this which is now York Road. You’ll pass marshland, Southwold’s glorious Common & the golf course.

  • Pass the Old Water Tower on your left & the Common car park until you reach Godyll Road on your right. Take this right turn & follow the road until you just pass the Godyll Road car park on your right.

  • Now you can continue straight on which takes you onto Lorne Road & leads you back to the starting point at South Green, or for us – a quick stop for a beverage at The Red Lion!

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