A Circuit around Polstead

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This walk is very well-suited to visitors to the Camping and Caravanning Club site at Polstead, since it starts close by (or from the site itself). However, an alternative is to start from Polstead Church, where there is good parking, but this will shorten the walk (by two miles) if you omit the there-and-back-again section past Sprotts Farm and through Dollops Wood to the village hall in Polstead. The walk though Dollops Wood is especially pleasant.

Polstead itself is a delightful village, renowned for the Red Barn Murder and a species of cherry known as Polstead Blacks. The walk is undulating and uses a short section of the St Edmund Way near Scotland Hall and Scotland Farm. The scenery throughout is superb.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Play Area, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland
29/05/2013 - Michael Selwood

We went on this walk in May when the bluebells were all over the woodland. I wouldn't be exaggerating if I said that this is one of the loveliest walks I have been on. It's an ideal distance, over just challenging enough terrain and with real variety. We had an enjoyable and well-earned drink and meal in the Cock Inn in Polstead to round it all off.

04/03/2013 - Angela Argent

Walked this route 2nd march 2013, enjoyed it very much. No problems encountered. Reasonably dry considering the recent rainfall. The Cock in Polstead now serves food all afternoon Friday, Saturday and Sundays,(for summer only) so no longer any need to hurry for closing time!