Little Cornard - Cornard Mere - Little Cornard

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Starting off at the car park for Cornard Country Park, this route begins by following quiet country lanes and public footpaths close to Little Cornard Church (with an optional 300m detour to have a look at it). The route heads for Keddington Hill, a high point along the edge of the Stour Valley and with fantastic views over Sudbury and the surrounding Suffolk landscape.

The route then heads for Cornard Mere, a small nature reserve owned and managed by Suffolk Wildlife Trust and a haven for wild and waterfowl. Unfortunately no hides or viewing platforms exist in the reserve, but at a couple of points there are areas cleared so you can see through the reedbed to the open water. Listen and look out for water rail, tufted ducks, greylag geese, Canada geese, bullfinches, woodpeckers and the noisy reed and sedge warblers.

The last little section of the route crosses the open field to enter the small but lovely Cornard Country Park, with more opportunity to spot bullfinches, goldfinches and squirrels.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Great Views, Wildlife, Woodland
9/4/2017 - Andy McTaggart

First and foremost, many thanks to Joe for putting the walk together. Unfortunately, my wife and I found the area uninteresting and dull. It is basically a walk around many farm fields with vague instructions and little of interest to see or catch the eye and the local farmer/s have ploughed and roughed up large sections of the footpath.