Shelterhouse Corner

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This is a very interesting and enjoyable walk. It starts along the wide grass path lined with trees named Queen Mary's Avenue, then along the King's Forest tracks, of mostly English trees. The return is along forest heathland tracks, with good views of the countryside.

There is no road-walking except at the pretty village of Icklingham. There are a few field-edge paths to walk too. The route is along part of the long-distance path The Icknield Way. Deer cross your path, parasol mushrooms 'litter' the ground in autumn and in summer the heather gives colour to the heathland.

England - East England - Suffolk - Woodland or Forest


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland
6/30/2020 - Anthony Morton

The former Red Lion in Icklingham has been totally refurbished by the Elveden Estate as the Guinness Arms, with food, drink and accommodation. Re opening soon once lockdown lifted.

6/5/2016 - Karen Blake

[June 2016] Great walk, varied ground, lots of deer with young, hares, no tarmac!

4/25/2005 - Eileen Bennee

Enjoyed this walk 24 April 2005 but Plough Inn in Icklingham is currently closed for re-furbishment until further notice. There is the Red Lion (gastro) pub in the village, near second church (not marked on OS map) but we had to use all our persuasive powers to get some sandwiches as it was fully booked for Sunday and they were turning people away.