Mickfield - Debenham - Mickfield

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This wonderful walk starts in the tiny village of Mickfield. The opening section involves some tricky navigation, but the walk directions for this section are very detailed and you should have no difficulty finding your way. This takes you west from Mickfield to the A140. Here you have a short walk along pavement before turning east on Brook Lane, a delightful byway, much of it enclosed between hedges. After crossing a minor road, a short stretch of footpath brings you to the glorious Mickfield Meadow Nature Reserve. In April and May this is breathtaking with its display of wildflowers, some of them quite rare. You are now close to the source of the River Deben. You continue eastwards along a fine bridleway which, for a while, tunnels its way through bushes and trees which close overhead. Soon the infant Deben runs by your side as the path clings to the side of a gully (or 'gull' as they are called in Suffolk) through trees and lush greenery. Having reached the edge of Debenham, you now turn westwards again, back to Mickfield via quiet and attractive agricultural land. There are only three stiles on the route, of which two can be circumvented by gate or gap. There are no pubs en route.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Mostly Flat, National Trust, Public Transport, River, Wildlife