Shadingfield - Cox Common - Redisham Hall - Shadingfield

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This loop feels as off-the-beaten-track as is possible in Suffolk. It is something of a minor shock to arrive at Cox Common and find houses and civilisation! Otherwise cattle, sheep and the odd tractor are about the only evidence of activity. Oh well, yes we do cross the Lowestoft to Ipswich rail line twice, but apart from that...

It's an excellent walk for anyone a bit unsure of their navigational skills. Route-finding is easy throughout and on well-marked field edges and farm tracks. There are a number of fields with cattle, depending on the time of year. A field full of Frisians just before Waymark 20 were quite assertive in their reluctance to let me through to the stile, though not aggressive. Dog-walkers might need to be cautious.

I have only done it in dry weather, but there is little evidence of mud on the bridleways, so the walk should be fairly much all-weather.

England - East England - Suffolk - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Mostly Flat, Woodland
3/17/2015 - Malcolm Watts

Walked today 17/03/15 and found a couple of minor changes to the above description. The gap in the hedge 240m after Waypoint 6 has become a wide farm gate and so is not difficult to open as mentioned in the description. The substantial metal gate at Waypoint 19 has become a wooden farm gate leading into a caravan storage area. The footpath is well signed. The stile at Waypoint 20 is now rudimentary and dilapidated and care needs to be taken.