Felsham - Brettenham - Thorpe Morieux - Thorpe Green - Bull's Wood - Felsham

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From the small village of Felsham you pass through the churchyard, then through farmland to traverse Thorpe Wood, which is heavily populated by deer. Moving on over more farmland you skirt Great Hastings Wood and arrive at the tiny, scattered settlement of Brettenham. A short section of country lane and more fieldwork brings you to Thorpe Morieux, another tiny and ancient settlement with a distinguished hall and a church in a pretty setting. More farmland then brings you to Bull's Wood, a nature reserve famed as being one of only 100 sites to contain oxlips. In the right season you can also find large numbers of purple orchids, and the rare spurge laurel and herb paris are also to be seen. After the wood you by-pass Colchester Green, another hamlet and soon return to Felsham.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland
18/04/2016 - Shelley and Paul Rowland

We walked this on Sunday 17th April 2016 and it is without a doubt one of my favourites on here. The instructions seem a little complicated in places so follow them fairly loosely. This may have been due to lack of waymark arrow at the time when written but there are plenty of lovely new ones now in place. The woods were extremely boggy but that was because we had had a large amount of rain. This would be a fabulous walk for the summer and can't wait to do it again. Also, there is a lovely little pub at the end of the walk which is more than happy to accept dogs. Enjoy.

23/08/2015 - Jez and Sally Peacock

Walked on 6th Aug 15 and really enjoyed it all Generally the paths were all in excellent condition and the instructions were fine until we came out of Bulls wood at point 19 I think We thought the instructions were misleading and ended up walking back to Felsham along the road. When back at base we reviewed the maps and directions and realised we missed a small section of path but would still have had to do most of the road. There does seem to be a path network back to Felsham from Bulls wood exit which would take you much closer to Felsham avoiding a long section of road.

28/09/2013 - Shirley Wild

We completed this excellent walk in September 2013. At points 13/14 the path through the wood became completely impassable so we went left and continued round by the concrete road. At point 15 there is still no defined path so we took Adrian's advice and went round the field edge to Bull's Wood.

17/09/2011 - Adrian Watkins

A very enjoyable walk on quiet paths with clear directions. At point 15 you may want to keep right and walk only slighlty further round the field to the entry point to Bulls Wood rather than across the cultivated field where there is no defined path. At point 17 would also have been possible to continue through Bulls Wood rather than do a circle outside it. Between points 19 & 20 we decided not to turn right on the road to Felsham but take the path on the junction opposite and just as the path touched the cormer of Monkspark Wood take a right across a path through a field towards Felsham. This avoids the road and is more interesting including two moated houses,the one at Capel Farm being especially impressive.