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Footpaths and Heritage Trail

Threatened closure of path to Bromeswell

One of the nicest footpaths out of Ufford is threatened with closure.  It is the one from The Hole (Hawkeswade Bridge) across the meadows and railway track to Bromeswell.  EDF and Network Rail want to shut the rail crossing as a safety measure and as part of upgrading the track to build Sizewell C. This is quite unnecessary - all that is needed is to install some warning lights.

We are at the consultation phase at which we need as many people as possible to raise an objection.  If you want to see this path remain please...

  • Send an email to: info@sizewellc.co.uk
  • Copy in: ufford.pc@hotmail.com and sizewellc@eastsuffolk.gov.uk 
  • Subject "Melton-Bromeswell footpath crossing (ID SWC27)"
  • Words: can be very brief but it is better that you each write something original but key points are:
      • I am opposed to the plan to close this crossing
      • The crossing is of enormous value to residents and visitors
      • The right solution is to install necessary safety equipment
      • Your name

If you would rather write a letter you can do so by sending it to 'FREEPOST, SZC Consultation' - that's the whole address.

Ufford Parish Council have sent in a letter (copy here); do use it as a basis for your letter if you wish. Alternatively, another template letter is also available to you.

If you still have questions please come along to an information sharing evening at the White Lion on Wednesday 6th March, 7.00pm 


We are delighted to provide you with a link to the 2016 Definitive Footpaths Map for Ufford. A copy of the map will also soon be on display in the village...more details soon

Ufford Heritage Trail

Ufford Heritage Trail was a village project to create a new footpath map for the parish. The new leaflet incorporates a 'Heritage Trail' which takes walkers on a 3 mile walk around the village pointing out places of interest and some fascinating snippets of history.

The project also included the restoration of Ufford Place Gates and  an interpretation board at the little-known Sogenhoe Chapel site; as well additional information being posted on this website. Ufford is steeped in history, too much to include in the walk leaflet!

It was hoped the project would encourage more people to get out and about to enjoy this lovely village. Included in the illustrated walk guide are  shortcuts (to avoid stiles) and beautifully illustrated places of interest you see as you journey on some of the well known, and not so well known, routes.

The Parish Council would like to thank the Heritage Trail Group for all their hard work in putting the project together. The group was  Wendy Colles, Jeremy Eyres, Tony Prentice, David Chenery, Pat Marr, Marion Barnes and Heather Heelis.

The project wasn  partly funded by the Parish Council and County Councillor Clare Aitchison’s Locality Budget and supported by Stuart Atkinson, a local artist who very kindly produced the map and sketches. For more information and a copy of the trail please contact the Parish Clerk.

News from the launch in 2006 - Ufford puts its best foot forward

Ufford Heritage WalksOver 60 people took part in an event held on Saturday 11 March 2006 to ‘trial’ the new Ufford Heritage Walks, which form part of the Ufford Heritage Project. The three guided walks explored some well known features such as the village stocks, water meadows and Listed buildings, as well as some less known historical sites such as Sogenhoe Chapel and the remains of the barracks hidden in the woodland.

Ufford Parish Council Chairman, David Chenery, said “The amazing turnout for today’s event exceeded all expectations. The project has generated a great deal of interest from local residents who are now looking forward to the launch of the Heritage Trail Walks leaflet this summer. The support for the Heritage project has been very encouraging and it has been suggested that these walks become an annual event, but preferably with better weather!”

Parish Clerk, Heather Heelis commented “The project will not only produce a walks leaflet and waymarked routes which we hope will encourage people to get out and about in the countryside and explore the heritage on their doorstep, it will also aim to restore the Ufford Place Gates, provide an information board at the Sogenhoe Chapel site and capture all the historical data uncovered during the research, on the new website which is currently being developed. It’s a very exciting time for Ufford.”