Long Melford - Kentwell Park - River Glem - Long Melford

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Long Melford is a village with a rich history dating back thousands of years to when the Romans thought it a good place for a settlement; and it could be even older. This walk starts by taking you past the stunning church (those interested should go have a look, it's simply beautiful) and beads along the main driveway leading you all the way to Kentwell Hall. This hall is at least 16th Century but evidence of a hall here exists in the Domesday Book, meaning it's history is far richer than most people think! After passing this stunning hall the route continues along the Stour Valley Way, leading you down to the River Glem.

The route now follows public footpaths and the odd section of country lane to make its way round towards another ancient building; Melford Hall. The hall is owned by the National Trust and if time allows then a visit should be made, especially for fans of Beatrix Potter, as her cousins lived here and she visited many times.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside

13/07/2020 - Sid Marks

A superb walk. One for all the family. There are a few updates required. Which are :- At waymark 3, you now pass through a further 2 gates to reach the track. At waymark 5,the path going diagonal across the field to the farm is fully overgrown with crops. So instead, carry on following the field edge to reach the farm. At waymark 7 after crossing the footbridge, the path is virtually straight on, not right to reach the split in the paths by the marker-post. At waymark 12,after passing through the small area of trees, you follow the field edge for 50m to a plank bridge on the right through the hedge. Do not go straight on as indicated by the instructions as its a dead end, but cross the bridge and turn left to continue to the road.