There is a great route from Bixley to the Hospital and Ipswich that started from Broadlands Way and ends up on Heath Road. It’s isn’t marked at all at either end so I thought it might be worth describing this excellent cycling and walking route. If you cycle do of course be thoughtful about others and take care on the narrower paths. I am not aware that it even has a name, so I have named it Broadlands Walk and I have even ‘put it one the map’.
Broadlands Way path entrance
Here is a map of the route – with the photo locations shown as dots.
Broadlands Way - Heath Road map
The path immediately feels pretty rural.
Path from Broadways Way
out onto Sandlings open space.
Looking out on Sandlings open space
Straight across and into the woods.
Into the woods
through a glade…
Across a fairway – check for golfers
Across a golf fairway
Though another section of wood and out onto the heath with the hospital visible in the distance.
Looking out onto the heath
Across the Heath
In the middle of the heath
Along Heath Walk toward Heath Road
Looking towards Heath Road
Personally I avoid Heath Road and cut along what I call the ‘Police Station Path’, getting across this annoying log which has been placed here for ‘Elf and Safety’ reasons. Read my blog post about it.
The Elf and Safety log by the first green
And out onto the Heath Road service road.
Looking out from the Police Station Path
Not a bad commuting route. And the transport minister is talking about ‘not forcing people out of their cars‘ oh dear.