Kyson Hill and Kyson Point walk, near Woodbridge, Suffolk

Walking trail

Kyson Hill, although only 4 acres (1.6ha), is a special corner of coastal Suffolk, where the typical upper estuarine landscape is found within a very small area. The grassy hill, surrounded by wooded belts, sloping down to the saltings and mudflats of the tidal Deben, has been a favourite destination for a sunny day walk for generations of Woodbridge folk.

Escape to a tranquil countryside haven....Ideal for active families.


Map route for Kyson Hill and Kyson Point walk


Woodbridge train station car park grid ref: TM273487


Facing the railway station, at the left-hand end, cross over the footbridge to the quay, going straight ahead, passing the Woodbridge plaque and café to your left.

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Boats on the River Deben


Follow the promenade to your right with the River Deben on your left. Carry on passing the 'Woodbridge Cruising Club' and 'Deben Rowing Club' on your right.

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Picture of the Woodbridge Cruising Club on the River Deben


Keep straight along the promenade passing toilets on your right that are down a slipway and carry along past the Tea Hut café in the small park with the Deben Yacht Club on your left beside the river.


Leave clubhouses, boatyards and cafés behind you and stride out in the countryside along the tarmac footpath high up on the bank.

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Silence on Kyson Hill to Kyson Point walk


At the end of the tarmac path, just as you enter the wood-line, follow the path to the left coming across a public footpath sign. Take the left path down an incline (passing the Kyson House driveway on your right). At high tide, this route might be inaccessible - see small green metal sign on the left at ground level for the alternative route.


Walk along the estuary shore which may be wet and a bit muddy until you come to the Kyson Point sign by a big fallen log. Kyson Point is private property but you can see the brown shed and small yachts out of the water. Do not go forward along the path marked 'Public Footpath only to Martlesham Heath' but turn around at this point.

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Little Egret


Now retrace your steps along the estuary shore until you come to a track on your left. Head up this path until reaching the triple footpath sign on your right.


Keep to your left up the hill until reaching the National Trust sign and bench on your right which is effectively the top of Kyson Hill. Enter Kyson Hill and admire the views over the river estuary. Head down the slope keeping to your left and look out for a sign called Millennium Grove which relates to oak trees donated in 1998 by local company Notcutts Ltd, and arranged by the Woodbridge Millennium Committee.

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View of River Deben Estuary from top of Kyson Hill


Continue down the 'laddered' path and turn left at the bottom.


At the railway line, cross over and go straight ahead along a gravel track until you reach the road when you turn right and pass a park on your right.


At the end of the road when it bears left, turn right down The Avenue and cross over the railway line again. Passing a model boating lake on your right (with toilets), turn left along the promenade and return to the station car park.


Woodbridge train station car park grid ref: TM273487

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Kyson Hill and Kyson Point walk, near Woodbridge, Suffolk


Circular walk, starting and finishing at Woodbridge train station. Along the promenade or well-defined footpaths with no hills.

Although the start involves going up a flight of steps over the railway line, the route is pushchair and wheelchair friendly, apart from one small section at high tide (see below). Kyson Hill itself may be problematic for pushchairs and wheelchairs - steep slope over grass followed by fairly steep steps. May be muddy at certain times. Waterproof footwear may be necessary.

Dogs must be kept under close control.

Kyson Hill and Kyson Point walk, near Woodbridge, Suffolk

Contact us

Telephone: 01394 389700
Kyson Hill and Kyson Point walk, near Woodbridge, Suffolk

How to get here

Kyson Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk
By train

Woodbridge is on the branch line from Ipswich through to Lowestoft.

By road

Via A12, north from Ipswich or south from Lowestoft/Great Yarmouth.

By bicycle
Kyson Hill and Kyson Point walk, near Woodbridge, Suffolk

Facilities and access

  • Whistlestop café at the railway station as well as the Riverside Restaurant and ice cream parlour
  • Parking at station car park maximum 2013 rate £2.50
  • Toilets at station car park and model lake
  • Dogs must be kept under close control