Kersey - Lindsey - Castle - Chapel - Priory - Kersey

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Kersey and Lindsey were both once important centres for the wool trade and both gave their name to a type of woollen cloth. Important ancient settlements, each has distinguished remnants still to be seen.

The church at Kersey, standing proudly on its hill, is just one important religious landmark you see on the walk. Indeed it can be seen at intervals throughout the walk. Kersey was the home of Hammond Innes, the well-known author. It also has a widely renowned pottery near "The Splash".

This ford is a delight at all seasons and you will undoubtedly need to avoid the ducks which inhabit the banks and swim, sometimes noisily, in the centre of the road. There are also a number of distinguished buildings, including an ancient pub in the village and you pass Bridges Farm where the owner (R Partridge) has herds of prize-winning Belgian Blue cattle and Suffolk sheep, thus continuing the age-old traditions of the area.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Castle, Church, Flowers, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Museum, Pub, River, Wildlife, Woodland
26/07/2019 - Sid Marks

This is a beautiful walk,Kersey is a lovely little village. Recommended walk. Just a couple of updates,at waymark 4 the path beside the low wire fence is completely overgrown with stinging nettles.So I stepped over the fence and walked along keeping the fence on my right until I reached the gate with the squeeze stile.At waymark 11,there are no buildings in the view ahead,so look for the kissing gate straight ahead and aim for this. At waymark 13,before you reach the road,you have to cross a footbridge and pass through a wooded area first. Also if you want to visit the Chapel,its 400 yards up on the left from the road junction.Its open from 10am to 4pm. At waymark 16,when you reach the trees, you bear right, signposted, not left. With the visit to the chapel,the walk is 5.3miles

05/11/2014 - Sarah Smith

This is a really excellent walk. Did it on 4 Nov 2014. A few comments.....Some fencing realignment appears to have been done between WM20 and 21 and the gorse bush has gone. Just keep the fence on your left and you come directly to the footbridge. To reiterate the comment on WM23 - be careful as it is very slippery. We kept to the far left of the path and it was reasonable...or use the alternative route on the right of the hedge. Parts of the route were very muddy. The worst area was around the foot of the incline between WM15 and 16 where motor bikes have chewed the ground so badly is just one big bog. We kept to the base of the spoil heap on the left which was passable.