Stanstead Village

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Stanstead is a small village about 4 miles north of Sudbury. Its population of just 316 people make it a very quiet place to go for a walk. The route this walk follows starts off by the parish church of St James which stands proud up on the hill and built somewhere around the 14th Century. It follows a public footpath gently downhill past Stanstead Hall which is a grand brick building built between the 16th and 17th Centuries.

After passing much of the lower village the route follows the bottom of a little valley to gain some height and offer lovely views of the surrounding countryside. From a height of about 65m above sea level the route continues to complete a circuit of the village before returning back to the church.

Throughout the walk there will be many opportunities to spot local wildlife - on my first walk along this route I saw three Green Woodpeckers in the field close to Stanstead Hall.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Stately Home, Wildlife