Walking in Polstead
There is an excellent network of footpaths around Polstead. All the paths are signed and maintained, and provide walkers with a pleasant way to explore the parish.The Polstead Footpath Map is based on the Definitive Map but is intended as a guide.
The Definitive Map should be consulted on all matters concerning Public Rights of Way.
On the Polstead Footpath Map you can use the mouse scroll-wheel to zoom in and out at the position of the mouse pointer, or click +/- in the left-hand bottom corner of the map.
Click and hold the mouse button and drag the map or use the keyboard arrow keys to navigate.
Click on the Satellite icon at the bottom left of the map to see more detail.
Click the Icons for information, links or photos.
Note that footpaths 19 and 22 were extinguished in 1977; the numbers 28 and 29 were reserved but not used.
Footpath 41 was confirmed on 22nd February 2010.
Icons can be clicked for information, links or photos. Full Instructions
Blessem Hall Permissive Footpath
"The Permissive Footpath named Blessem situated at Potash Farm, Polstead Heath terminates at the end of September 2020. There will therefore be no further public access to this path from 1st October 2020. The entrance from Straight Road will be physically closed up in October."
As well as Public Rights of Way, the Polstead Footpath Map also shows the
Natural England Permissive Footpath Blessem Hall, Potash Lane.
Natural England lists a number of similar Walks and Rides in Suffolk.
Diversion of footpaths 8 & 32 at Sprotts Farm, Polstead.
Footpath 41 - linking Rockalls Road and footpath 35 - confirmed on 22nd February 2010.
Note that footpaths 19 & 22 were extinguished in 1977; the numbers 28 & 29 were reserved but not used.
A folded A3 paper version, in colour, of the Polstead Footpath Map on display in the Polstead Village Shelter - with the unique feature of footpaths colour-coded according to suitability of access for those with reduced and limited mobility - is on sale Now in the Polstead Community Shop - in a waterproof cover - for only £0.35 each!
Wilfrid George's Footpath Maps cover Polstead Parish, and are available at the Stoke-by-Nayland Post Office - as is the Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 196 (Sudbury, Hadleigh & Dedham Vale) - probably the best map for those walking in the area. The OS 196 map is also available post-free from the Ordnance Survey direct.