Laxfield - Cratfield - Laxfield

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The village of Laxfield has an immediately welcoming atmosphere. Two excellent hostelries, a museum, church, chapel and general store make it self-contained and offer the facilities a walker needs.

Our walk starts near the Baptist Chapel with its memorial to John Noyes, who met a sticky end in 1557. Quite quickly we are in open farmland on well-defined margins, with waymarks and bridges where needed, so navigation is straightforward. A short road section leads to Chippenhall Green, an open grassy area, before regaining the farmland. At Waymark 7 a diversion into the village of Cratfield and its pub is easy enough, rejoining the route at Waymark 8, by the church. The walk returns to Laxfield across fields and a grassy ride and should be easy enough in all weather, though some of the fields can be sticky with clay underfoot.

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England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside

3/2/2020 - Jayne Yates

We found this walk to be easy, albeit very very muddy, but expected due to the amount of rain we have recently had. Please note several waymarkers were not present, and also we encountered 2 stiles which we had to lift the dogs over, if i had been a lone walker i would have had to turn back, but my fellow walker managed to lift all 3 dogs over.