Gosbeck - Crowfield - Coddenham - Gosbeck

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This walk has a little more tarmac (albeit all minor roads with very little traffic) than I normally like to include in a walk. But in this case it is amply compensated by the glories of the footpaths which they link. After a short stretch of road you take a path which meanders through Gosbeck Wood, ancient woodland with many oak-trees. A walk along the edge of a deep gully made by a stream which is now usually dry brings you to the lovely, petite Crowfield Church with its unusual half-timbered chancel.

After passing the moated Crowfield Hall, the path heads towards Crowfield Airfield, where it goes straight across the grass-strip runway. (Fear not, there are very few flights per day and you can see the full length of the runway in both directions). After walking up the drive of Dial Farm, you follow a lovely, wide grassy path down to Coddenham in the valley. From here it is a short walk back to the start point. The paths are very well-maintained throughout, with the exception of one rather short, overgrown stretch between Waymarks 5 and 6. In particular, the farmers have been meticulous in reinstating their cross-field paths. There are no stiles and no pubs on the line of the route.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside

Features

Church, Flowers, Woodland
23/08/2015 - Jez and Sally Peacock

Walked this route 13th Aug15. Good instructions and one of the best walks we have done. Several of the cross field paths were not easy to distinguish and hard going as it was just after the farmer had ploughed, but apart from that great