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Bury St Edmunds Group

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Overview

Starting from the fishing lake, the walk will take in views of the Suffolk Barn, Hercules, the moat, the rare Oriental Plane trees planted in 1578, the five fish ponds. The walk then follows the River Lark to Hawstead Church. Then on to another attractive lake and back uphill to the finish.

 

 

Friday, 1 March 2024
Start time:
10:30 am
Estimated finish time:
12:30 pm
Difficulty:
Leisurely
Distance:
6.6km / 4.1mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
circular

Directions to start: From Bury St Edmunds head on the A143 towards Horringer. Go left on the B1066 towards Glemsford. Continue on this road for a few minutes. Eventually you will see a dutch style gable house on the left. Just past this turn left onto a private road/track - signed John Brown Farms - passing three bungalows. Continue along the track through a gap - a field now on your left - towards another gap (may be gated). Immediately before this gap/gate turn left along a stony track to the fishing lake. Parking area by gate to fishing lake.

Features

  • Toilets available
  • Car parking available
  • Dog friendly
  • Family-Friendly

Starting point

Grid reference:
TL 84246 60216
Nearest postcode:
IP29 4AB
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bonkers.bulldozer.loosed
Start time:
10:30 am

Meet up by the fishing lake. A stony track leads to it off the main access road to Hawstead Place. Please note Sat Nav sometimes takes you to the Pinford End entrance. This entrance is kept locked. Use the entrance off the B1066.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking