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’.
Here is a map of the route – with the photo locations shown as dots.
The path immediately feels pretty rural.
out onto Sandlings open space.
Straight across and into the woods.
through a glade…
Across a fairway – check for golfers
Though another section of wood and out onto the heath with the hospital visible in the distance.
Across the Heath
Along Heath Walk toward 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.
And out onto the Heath Road service road.
Not a bad commuting route. And the transport minister is talking about ‘not forcing people out of their cars‘ oh dear.