Lavenham

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Lavenham is a historical village with hundreds of listed buildings built between the 15th and 18th Centuries, most sporting the traditional wooden beams on the outside. This walk starts off on the edge of the village close to the church and heads past the parish church of St Peter and St Paul. It follows a short section of country lane before heading across open fields towards the oldest historical features of the day, two medieval moats. The first is just off the path and the second the route passes right through the moat. These moats most likely date from around the 13th Century and one of them is huge and probably had Balsdon Hall within its enclosure.

The route then heads slightly downhill to join the old railway line and St Edmund's Way. It follows the old railway line all the way back to Lavenham, where there is an optional extra to explore this magical village and its history before returning to the car park.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Mostly Flat, Public Transport, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland