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