Crowfield - Helmingham Deer-Park - Crowfield

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This figure-of-eight walk starts and finishes at The Crowfield Rose pub. From there you walk via well-maintained footpaths, bridleways and byways across agricultural land to the magnificent Helmingham Deer-Park. You then walk all three of the rights of way running through the park, giving you the maximum opportunity to see the large numbers of deer, the magnificent mature oak-trees and Helmingham Hall itself. You then return to the start by a different route on paths across agricultural land. You have to cross four large ladder-stiles (deer-proof at seven foot high), all in good condition and reasonably easy to negotiate. There is also one unusual, small ladder-stile which is not so easy to negotiate. It is much easier to step through the wooden fence to one side between the upper and lower rails.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside

Features

Church, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Stately Home, Wildlife
20/10/2010 - Judith Humphreys

On Sat 16/10/10 we tried to do the walk, arriving approx 1140. Chain across the pub car park, we hovered until 1210, noone came. We phoned 890188 and also the number on the outside of the pub, 890368, both gave "number not recognised". I've tried both numbers again tonight. Pub looks well-cared-for - hanging baskets etc. CAMRA website last updated 19/09/10 gives no hint of closure. We didn't feel we should park on the road so gave up the attempt (our first with Walking World!).