Lavenham - Brent Eleigh - Monk's Eleigh - Whelp Street - Lavenham

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Start in the much visited, historic and picturesque mediaeval small town of Lavenham. There is much to see here and information is available in the introduction of another of our walks, which starts and ends here. (Walk 1106.)

Follow a low ridge on the south side of the River Brett before crossing the valley at Monks Eleigh, then climbing via an old Roman road to Monks Eleigh Tye (a tiny hamlet), then crossing farmland paths to reach the equally tiny hamlet of Whelp Street. From here you turn west, using more field paths to follow the ridge north of the Brett back to Lavenham.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Museum, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
09/10/2019 - Sid Marks

Not a bad walk,but mostly field edges along the route.At waymark 7,if you fancy visiting The Cock inn for refreshments,carry on straight down the narrow lane for 300 yards,and the pub is situated on the laft at the crossroads.Re-trace your steps to continue the walk.From waymark 16 to the end all the farmers fields that you cross had been freshly ploughed leaving no visible path.Due to the amount of mud,i decided to walk around the perimeter of the aforementioned fields.When you arrive back in Lavenham,there are numerous photo opportunities,such a lovely village.Just past the parking area on the right,there is a superb church,well worth a visit.

09/11/2014 - Sarah Smith

Please take into consideration there is a stretch of main road, which is fairly busy and narrow in places, with some blind bends. It has high banks so not much room to move out of the way of traffic. It may not be suitable for dogs and children.