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This is an enjoyable walk, withexcellent views of the countryside. The 15th Century Swan Inn has a very good menu to suit all palates. Once a bishop's palace, the inn has its share of ghosts! Since 320,000 years ago, folk have lived here in Hoxne, as the ancient finds have proved. Today it is a very attractive village. Edmund the Martyr was slain here in 870AD.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
7/20/2021 - Brian O'Keeffe

Went on this walk yesterday 19th July 2021. The weather was hot and dry. Several of the pathways throughout the walk were very overgrown and at times quite impassable. We found ourselves having to climb over fences into a farmer's field to try to make progress. We weren't alone in this as we could see several tracks in the field edges from walkers who had gone before. I'm not sure who is responsible for maintaining these pathways but given that we are all being told to exercise more during the pandemic, these pathways should be cleared at this time of the year. Some specific points regarding various signage and directions include; waymark 2, the signpost is on the field edge but you have to cross the field at this point to the bridge. The path was very overgrown and high with nettles along the way! Waymark 3, after the hidden sleeper bridge the pathway quickly becomes completely blocked by undergrowth. We went into the farmer's field here and walked the last 100 yds to the road. Waymark 7, this is where we really came unstuck. The fingerpost was hidden in the hedgerow and we found it only after several trips up and down the lane. There was no yellow marker before the farm buildings at this point but we turned left nonetheless. At this point again there was no yellow marker. Here we made a mistake and crossed a narrow strip of field to a corn field with a hedgerow and deep ditch on our left. We stumbled up the edge of this field looking for the bridge. At the end of the first field we could not continue without scrambled down and up the ditch with difficulty. The next field had no discernible path at its edge but we continued. Halfway along this field the bridge appeared from the other side of the hedge! The field now had a clear path and we continued. From then on we were fine until waymark 13 where we missed the bridge due to hedgerow growth but this was our fault! Despite all of the above this was a most enjoyable walk in the beautiful Suffolk countryside and I would highly recommend it to anyone.