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Debenham: A Photo Tour

Tudor house Debenham Suffolk
The pretty village of Debenham is well worth a visit if you have a couple of hours to spare. It is one of those villages that you either drive through on your way to somewhere or you see it signposted on route. The village has a lovely character and is full of wonderful period cottages and buildings as well as a few delightful shops. Debenham: A Photo Tour I started my walk in the village of Deb...
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4 Top Tips for Finding Days Out in Suffolk

Suffolk days out captains wood orford
Looking for help in finding days out in Suffolk? Here are my 4 tops tips.... I have been actively exploring Suffolk for many years and I'm always looking to discover new places to visit. It goes without saying that it has been a difficult time for us all recently, with the Covid-19 pandemic. I think it is going to take a bit of time get used to and find our 'new normal' when visiting places...
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A Walk Along the River Deben

days out in suffolk Marlesham Creek
Sometimes you discover a place that is so peaceful and pretty that you can't wait to go back. A walk along the River Deben to Martlesham Creek was that place for me this week. If you have not been its well worth it. The blue skies were wonderful and the only noise that interrupted the peace and quiet was from the wildlife. Here is a flavour of what you can expect on a walk.... A Walk Along the...
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A Circular Walk in Marlesford

Marlesford
A circular walk in Marlesford is a great thing to do for a couple of hours, especially when it starts and ends at the wonderful Marlesford Farm Café and Shop.  Where better to treat yourself to something delicious after you have built up an appetite after a walk. There are many walks in the series 'Pub Walks with Darcy' in the Essential Suffolk magazine. Darcy is a Golden Retriever, but you...
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Exploring Bawdsey

View from Bawdsey Quay
On my travels around Suffolk I have often seen the signpost for Bawdsey and wondered what was there. Recently I found out when 'Explore Bawdsey' moved to the top of my list! 3 Things to do When Exploring Bawdsey 1. Enjoy the Views From the Beach Yes Bawdsey has a beach - well a quay to be precise. I wasn't expecting to find lots of sand when I arrived at the Quay so it was a bit of a surprise...
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Lavenham Christmas Fair

Lavenham Christmas Fair
The great thing about events is that they get you out and about visiting places; take the Lavenham Christmas Fair as an example. The last time I visited Lavenham was on one of the hottest days of the year in 2016, and I found myself wondering how pretty Lavenham would look at Christmas time. The Lavenham Christmas Fair was a perfect time to find out!   Lavenham Christmas Fair I arrived e...
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A Trip to Shingle Street

Shingle Street Suffolk
Looking for somewhere a little bit different? A trip to Shingle Street could be just the thing! It was voted one of Suffolk's Top 50 places to visit, which was the main reason I went. Shingle Street is an unusual name for a place. There are no real streets to speak of just a line of houses along the beachfront overlooking the sea. Shingle Street it is certainly unique. When driving along ...
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A Quiet Afternoon in Walberswick

Walberswick
We are so lucky in Suffolk to have a wonderful choice of places to go. I recently spent a quiet afternoon in Walberswick and picked a perfect day to visit as it seemed there were only a few of us there! Its been a year or two since my last trip and the reason for our afternoon in Walberswick was to go crabbing - one of Suffolk's Top 50 things to do. My daughter was on a brief trip home from uni...
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Beccles Antiques Street Market

Beccles Antique Street Market
The Beccles Antiques Street Market has been on my list of things to do for a few years now and this year I finally made it, although some may say I was a bit eager arriving at the market at 9 am on a Sunday morning but it was worth it! Exploring Beccles Antiques Street Market The great thing about arriving early was that I has the chance to have a good browse before it got really busy and wi...
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Newmarket Horseshoe Trail

Jockey Club Rooms Newmarket
When I discovered the Newmarket Horseshoe Trail it seemed the perfect way of exploring a town I had never visited before. As soon as I arrived in Newmarket, my first stop was the tourist information Centre (TIC). I'm a big fan of TIC's and always seek them out if a town has one! As well as being fantastic for getting information about a place, you also sometimes speak to people with insi...
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