The Village of Waldringfield in Suffolk

Waldringfield Suffolk Holidays

A visitors guide to the Suffolk village of Waldringfield, which hugs the banks of the River Deben in the heart of Suffolk's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  A lovely rural backwater yet only six miles from the bustle of the attractive market town of Woodbridge with its delightful shops and restaurants. 

From the village you can walk along the river bank - part of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Path and enjoy some stunning views of the Suffolk landscape, skies and the beautiful Deben estuary. 

In Waldringfield holiday chalets line the waters edge and there is a small sandy beach for those with bucket and spade.  In summer months colourful boats bob and bounce on the gentle flowing Deben waters, this is an area well loved by sailors, walkers and birdwatchers.

From May to September you can take a two hour cruise down to Felixstowe ferry or up to Woodbridge passing near the burial site of Sutton Hoo, enjoying the picturesque scene of marshes and estuaries. Bookings by appointment only. 

The village has a village pub The Maybush Inn, whose gardens have fine views out across the River.  The Maybush has become famous for its excellent food offering with a wide and varied menu including local game, meats and fresh seafood. Vegetarian options and children's menu available. For supplies you will need to visit Woodbridge further up the river. 

Waldringfield Sailing Club is a popular venue where they race a variety of dinghy classes as well as having an active yacht cruising membership. On the outskirts of the village is an 18 hole golf club open to non members.

Back in the 1700s Waldringfield was a busy port for the flourishing coprolite industry, which is another name for the extraction of dinosaur dung, that was used as fertiliser hereabouts.

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