Drive and Stroll in Suffolk
DRIVE AND STROLL IN SUFFOLK by Cyril Francis (Countryside Books £7.99)
There can be few greater pleasures on a fine day than taking a leisurely drive into the country for a pleasant walk in the open air, followed by a hearty meal at a local pub or café.
For more information please see our full list of Pubs in Suffolk
and Eating Out Options in Suffolk
.The Fox Inn at NewbourneThe wooden sculpture beside the lake at Needham Market
CYRIL FRANCIS has written a new volume of walks which provides the information needed. Called DRIVE AND STROLL IN SUFFOLK, the book contains 20 circular routes varying in length between 1½ - 6 miles.Wenhaston, a peaceful villageFelixstowe Ferry
Details such as how to get to the start and where to park are given. There are also photographs illustrating points of interest along the way and numbered sketch maps which correspond with the numbered paragraphs in the text, so that walkers can see at a glance where they are. Each walk has a recommended pub or café where refreshment can be had.The River Stour running through NaylandThe bridge over the river Stour at Flatford
The routes explore some of the finest scenery in the county and include Flatford and the beautiful surrounding countryside with its reminders of John Constable and Nayland with its picturesque houses and stunning views of the Stour Valley.
For more information please see The River Stour
and Gainsborough and ConstableNacton's foreshore
There are delightful walks around Nacton and Levington and the opportunity to see a wide variety of flora and fauna at the RSPB reserve at Minsmere and the nature reserve at Newbourne.
Please see RSPB SuffolkThe church of St Peter & St Paul and the Guildhall in EyeThe Abbey Gardens with the church of St James beyond
Walks into History: Norfolk & Suffolk
Find 16 circular routes of between 3½ and 7 miles in length which take the walker through 3,000 years of the Norfolk & Suffolk’s colourful past in Walks into History, a book by John Wilks.
Along the way there is the chance to visit such places as South Elmham Hall with its extensive grounds and ruined old minster; the village of Eye
with its castle ruins and 14th century church; Sizewell, used in the 18th century for landing smuggled goods; Lavenham
, one of the finest preserved medieval towns in England; and the ruined Benedictine abbey at Bury St Edmunds
with its beautiful floral gardens.Boats on the beach at SizewellThe church of St Peter and St Paul, Lavenham
As a writer of walking articles for many years Cyril has developed a great affinity with the Suffolk countryside. 'I have enjoyed compiling this book of pub walks very much' says Cyril. 'In Suffolk we really are spoilt for choice and there is still always something new to discover around the next corner'.Milking time at South ElmhamThe 16th century Moot Hall at Aldeburgh
Cyril Francis lives in Stowmarket and is a contributor to the East Anglian Daily Times Weekend Colour Supplement and Country Walking Magazine. He is a member of the Ramblers' Association and leads walks for his local groups. He is also the author of Pub Strolls in Suffolk
and Pocket Pub Walks in Suffolk
.Easton Farm Park passed on the walk
DRIVE AND STROLL IN SUFFOLK by Cyril Francis is published by Countryside Books at £7.99 and is available from all local booksellers or direct from the publishers on www.countrysidebooks.co.uk
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