Long Melford - Liston - Sudbury Meadows - Long Melford

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Long Melford is a stunning Historical Village similar to that of its neighbour Lavenaham. This nice long walk explores some of the most beautiful areas near to this Historic Village. Starting off opposite Melford Hall (which is owned by the National Trust and dates from the 16h Century) the route takes you along part of the Stour Valley Long-Distance Path to Liston. A series of weirs and pools at Liston makes this a haven for wildlife, so keep a keen eye out for some of the rarer birds you may see here, like kingfishers.

After passing Liston the route picks up a footpath along the old Sudbury to Long Melford railway line and follows it for a couple of miles down to Sudbury Meadows. This nature reserve offers walkers more chance to see what wildlife lives in the area and is the perfect place to sit and have some lunch. If you have not brought any then the Mill Hotel offers an extensive menu and overlooks the meadows from its balcony. The route continues along the edge of the meadows and heads up to Brundon Mill, where you will cross the Stour and walk along footpaths towards Cuckoo Tye, then follow field-edge footpaths back to Long Melford.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Mostly Flat, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
28/09/2019 - Sid Marks

This walk is a real gem. Perfect walk instructions. Highly recommended. Just a few updates,at waymark 15,if you want to visit St Gregory's Church,cross the 2nd footbridge,and the church is straight ahead.Re-trace your steps to continue the walk.At waymark 22,the path which goes through the housing estate,you cross a minor rd,then continue on the path on the opposite side heading towards the A134.At waymark 23,the pond has dried up.At waymark 28,most of the paths are barely visible,but following the directions gets you to waymark 30 fine.When you get back to the car park at the end,its worth walking on another 200m up the road to visit the Holy Trinity Church,its truly splendid.