Lavenham - Alpheton - Lavenham

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Lavenham is the most famous of the medieval villages in Suffolk. This moderate walk starts off by the stunning parish church and takes you along country lanes to join the old Lavenham to Long Melford railway line. This section is the easiest to follow and leads up to one of the old railway bridges, where it heads across fields along a farm track to Alpheton. After passing through Alpheton the route continues along farm tracks and St Edmund Way across open fields and past the old Lavenham WW2 Airfield, of which a select few building remain so do look out for them. The long, straight tracks through the airfield lead onto field footpaths and up to an ancient medieval track which leads past a moated site. This site sits lonely in the woods and can be passed without even noticing it, but do look for it on the way past. The path takes you down, over the railway again and then up the high street in Lavenham and past the National Trust Guildhall before making its way back to the car park.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Cafe, Church, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Mostly Flat, National Trust, Public Transport, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland