Aldham and Whatfield

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The church at Aldham, situated in a delightful location, is of very ancient origin. It has a Norman round tower. The hamlet was mentioned in the Domesday Book, when it had a population of 16. Aldham Priory was on the site of Priory Farm, which you will pass during the course of this circular walk. In 1555 Rowland Taylor, an English Protestant, was burned on Aldham Common during the Marian Persecutions.

Aldham and Whatfield are both close to the River Brett. You will have the option to visit Whatfield and its church and pub. At Whatfield the Parish Council owns two meadows and some rough woodland in trust for the villagers. The optional there-and-back visit to the village uses a pleasant path beside the wood.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Pub, River, Wildlife, Woodland
02/10/2019 - Sid Marks

Not a bad walk,but a bit bland with so many field edges to follow.The walk is actually only 6 miles,not 7.5 as stated,took me 2 hours.The title of this walk should include the parish of Elmsett as you walk right through this area.A few updates needed,which are,at waymark 5,the footpath required is 200m further on past Haslemere Farm.Do not take the footpath on the right as you approach Haslemere Farm.At waymark 8,the markerpost is missing.At waymark 9,the signpost showing the direction to walk across the field is missing.So as you're walking up the left-hand edge,look for a slightly visible path on the right heading directly to a telegraph pole,take this one.