Long Melford - Kentwell Hall - Bridge Street - Long Melford

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Long Melford - Kentwell Hall - Bridge Street - Chad Brook - Long Melford

This walk of about six miles takes in many interesting features around Long Melford. It starts by passing the towering medieval church which dates from 1497. The route follows the long driveway of Kentwell Hall before skirting around the hall and continuing past it to the north. The hall can be seen from several points along the walk and has been used in several television and film productions, including the Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

The route then follows footpaths through open countryside round to a small hamlet called Bridge Street, with its old thatched houses and medieval architecture. The route follows a small stream called Chad Brook as it meanders its way south through several woodland plantations past St Edmund's Way and along a straight track back to Long Melford. This open countryside is home to a high range of wildlife including red deer, woodpeckers and other woodland and farmland birds.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Mostly Flat, National Trust, Public Transport, Stately Home, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
1/5/2020 - Sid Marks

A very nice walk starting in the beautiful village of Long Melford. The church at the start point is magnificent. Wll worth a visit.J ust a few updates. At waymark 9, the route has changed. After turning right at the crossroads at the end of waymark 8, you arrive at a fork of 2 paths. Take the left one heading between 2 fields to a gap in the hedgerow by a marker post.Go through and cross a ploughed farmers field in the same direction. Soon to arrive at the road at waymark 10. At the start of waymark 14, after turning right, the footpath splits,take the right fork to follow the stream. At the start of waymark 17, when you reach the field, just carry straight on. Mot sure why the path turning left is mentioned, because it joins the main path you're on in 50m anyway.

11/13/2015 - sarah tanswell

There are several places to eat and drink in Long Melford, from pubs and tea rooms to restaurants, including two outstanding curry houses! Disappointed to see these are not mentioned, only a pub 29 miles away,