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The Alde and the Ord - Philip & Sheila Morris



Continuing our videos of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Natural Beauty. In this video we stroll along the banks of the Alde and the Ord, a fascinating river system, with extensive reed beds, mud flats and shingle spits. Our first short walk is from Snape Maltings to Iken, with the sound of the wind in the reeds and the birds. Then we follow the river at Aldeburgh, with its shingle bank on one side and wet land on the other, before moving on to the village of Orford, where the river Alde becomes the river Ord. Finally we come to the hamlet of Shingle Street, a row of former fishermen and river pilots' houses which are in danger of being disappearing into the sea. This is a unique part of the country with so much of interest - and as we will see in next week's video, played an important part in the defence of this country in the 2nd World War.


Thank you Philip and Sheila for another delight! And I think I can speak for us all when I thank you for your regular contribution to the blog - your walks each Friday have been a tonic for us all in a difficult year, but we've really experienced each adventure with you! Thank you both.


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