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Snape Maltings to Iken Walk

iken walk along the river alde suffolk days out
The Snape Maltings to Iken walk is a must if you like getting away from it all and immersing yourself in beautiful surroundings and Suffolk big skies. I don't know why it took me so long to do this walk as I am a regular visitor to Snape Maltings. I guess as there is so much to do there I tend to run out of time to do the walk! The key is to write "walk from Snape Maltings to Iken Church...
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Guide to Bury St Edmunds Town Centre

St Edmundsbury Cathedral
Here's a handy guide to exploring Bury St Edmunds town centre, designed to help you get the most out of a few hours or more on a visit to this wonderful Suffolk town! My love of Bury St Edmunds began when I first moved to Suffolk. I had never visited the town before but when arranging to meet a friend from where I used to live in Hertfordshire, we discovered that Bury St Edmunds was the rou...
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A Walk in Waldringfield

River Deben at Waldringfield
A Walk in Waldringfield should be on everyone's list of things to do in Suffolk! Especially if you love walking by the river admiring boats and looking for wildlife! Here's what you can expect if you explore this part Suffolk..... A Walk in Waldringfield Waldringfield is somewhere I have only been to a couple of times. Its not a place that usually springs to mind as a place to go for a walk, due...
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Framlingham Town Trail

Framlingham town trail
Following the Framlingham Town Trail is a great way of exploring this pretty Suffolk town. I'm very lucky to live close to Framlingham and I never tire of the wonderful houses and buildings I come across either on my way to the small supermarket to buy groceries, popping to the post office or into one of the many independent shops. Its a lovely little town full of character and well worth a...
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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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