Cockfield - Smithwood Green

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Starting at Cockfield Church, this walk first takes you on a sheltered path along a long-disused railway line which crosses small rivers and streams in several places. After the railway path, scenery quickly changes into wide open views across the surrounding countryside as it takes in parts of the again long-disused Cockfield Airfield. Finally it leaves the airfield, passing across a meadow (which may contain rare cattle if you are lucky) and returning past Cockfield Windmill (disused) to the railway path.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Pub, River, Waterfall, Wildlife, Woodland
09/09/2018 - Sarah Birrell

Did this walk last weekend, took us ages to find the start ie the field edge footpath. It needs clarifying, so park in the free public car park, turn left to the main road and war memorial. Here, turn right and immediately left towards Buttons Green. The footpath is about 3 minutes walk down this road on the right hand side. Then follow the instructions. On the way back, there are no stiles now after leaving Crowbrook Place. Lovely walk - so interesting, just got a bit lost at the beginning.

28/08/2013 - David Bearman

Did this walk to-day, warm and sunny, this is a very nice mixed walk a bit of everything except coast. All the waypoints are spot on and the instructions are still very relevant. The old rail path has an open meadow along side that has seats. Met one other walker the entire trip.