West Stow - Lark Valley Path

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This is a walk of contrasts as it starts off heading along the forest tracks around West Stow. The heath and forest are home to a wide range of wildlife including deer and rare birds and reptiles. The route joins the Icknield Way path briefly to make its way down to West Stow Country Park where the character changes.

The next section heads alongside numerous lakes of the country park, it passes the Anglo Saxon reconstructed village and close to Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve. This allows for some of the rarer species of wildlife to be seen including beautiful Kingfishers, Goosanders, and even the odd Wading bird.

The last stretch of the route takes you past some beautiful houses including the remains of a grand stately home. The grand brick gatehouse is all that remains and is built into the current West Stow Hall. Its a beautiful piece of history dating from the 16th Century and is clearly seen from the roadside path.

England - East England - Suffolk - The Brecks


Ancient Monument, Birds, Flowers, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, River, Wildlife, Woodland
5/30/2021 - Pauline Varden

Repeated this walk today since it was so beautiful last time and we were not disappointed. Such variety!
On both occasions, however, at waypoint 12, we have missed turning back down to the river. We returned to river at a later point on route. Please be advised that the walk is actually less than 6 miles and that the road to the car park is a great test for car's suspension!