Covehithe is a small hamlet that sits on the north Suffolk coast as part of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths ANOB and situated to the north of Southwold and to the south of Kessingland, and used to be known as North Hales. Covehithe was once a thriving fishing village, with the church of St Andrews (pictured above), once equal to the churches at Southwold, Blythburgh and Walberswick, but much like the latter was pullled down when the village went into decline and a much smaller church was built from the ruins during the 17th century.
Coastal erosion in this part of Suffolk has one of the highest rates of erosion in the country, with about half a kilometre lost in the last years. At this rate the church will likely be lost to the sea within the next 100 years or so.
36 volunteers from the local area walked a total of 141 20m stints, covering 2,820km between them over both days! The feedback from the two days was excelled with 100% of the volunteers ratine the day as good or excellent (94% said the day was excellent), 88% said they felt more engaged with their heritage than before; and 97% would recommend the experience to others.
Please click here to see the information from Touching the Tide on the Covehithe Fieldwalking.
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