Amble around the heath in the company of other walkers and the birds – there are lots of paths and you can take a different route on every visit. Enjoy the open heathland or the quiet and cool forests. You may be interested in British Butterflies
This easy circuit in the hills surrounding Peasenhall and Sibton starts in Dunwich Lane; it could also start at The White Horse, Sibton, and offers hidden, enclosed paths, surprises, and wide views in an historic area. The walk is pleasant in spring and summer, but it would be muddy in very wet weather. c.6 miles; 3 hours
A stroll around the gardens at Hyde Hall is a ‘must’ during June. The map says 2.1 km on the paved paths, but you will probably take your time and wander. It is absolutely beautiful! The Courtyard Garden. Astrantia, knautia, and alliums. The rose garden smelt heavenly! Just enjoying the sights!
This easy, well-signposted walk through farming country is quiet and feels remote, but is only a mile or two from Laxfield. We walked this from the finger post near Sunflower Farm, on the road leading to Hulvertree Farm (Holly Tree Farm?) 4.5 miles, 2 hours
This easy circuit, starting in the quiet village of Cratfield, is well-known to local people and in the autumn provides lots of blackberries! It is a quiet and peaceful circuit through farms cultivating grains, oil seed, and sugar beet, in an area which used to be Linstead Magna, the village on the hills above Linstead Parva which lies in…
This walk through ancient woodland and open, upland country, links two of the prettiest river valleys in High Suffolk. There are fine views, interesting and aged vernacular buildings, and a stretch of Roman road, making this an interesting walk, with or without company. c.5.5 miles; 2.5 hours
This is a quiet circuit, very easy, and good for walking and talking – if you have a companion who likes to talk – or just enjoy it on your own! 5 miles; 2.25 hours
It was a fine day to explore the Shotley Peninsular,starting just under the Orwell Bridge on the A12 east of Ipswich.
The Tollemache family came to England from Avranches, Normandy, around the time of the Norman invasion, establishing a family home at Bentley, near Ipswich. (Simon talks of the church in Bentley here.) The name was ‘Talemache’ which apparently meant ‘cup bearer’ and Hugh Talemache was a cupbearer to Henry I, the son of William the…