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
Be careful here; the walk appears to be diverted through a bramble patch, and once you have struggled through there are no marking on the other side. Take a diagonal line across the field – the picture below looks back towards the farm. After this the path is obvious, but you will need to use the OS map.
In spring the fields here were planted with oil seed rape; now, in August, the next crop is underway and the hedgerows and fields are starting to look autumnal.
The path comes down the hill and on to the road opposite Valley Farm, five minutes from The White Horse at Sibton.
Follow the road round; then take a narrow path to Sibton Abbey, coming out on the hill above Peasenhall.
A stretch along road, past the Mill; turn left at the telephone box through the housing estate, and then the path leads down past the school to the main road, the A1120
Across the main road, along narrow paths and field boundaries, and then through a curious little ‘ravine’ called The Gull, past Pointells Hall, and up the hill to open fields and wide views again.
The path joins the A1120 again for a few yards, past the school, and then turns right towards Sibton Green. At The White Horse the path follows the road to Halesworth, turning off at North Grange Farm to follow a path across fields, coming out on Dunwich Lane where you turn left, past the gates of Heveningham Hall, and find the car parked in the layby at Home Farm turning.