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Drive and Stroll in Suffolk

DRIVE AND STROLL IN SUFFOLK by Cyril Francis (Countryside Books £7.99)

Drive and Stroll in Suffolk


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 Newbourne - Drive and Stroll in Suffolk

The Fox Inn at Newbourne

The wooden sculpture beside the lake at Needham Market

The 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 is a peaceful village - Drive and Stroll in Suffolk

Wenhaston, a peaceful village

Drive and Stroll in Suffolk - Felixstowe Ferry

Felixstowe 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 Nayland - Drive and Stroll in Suffolk

The River Stour running through Nayland

Drive and Stroll in Suffolk - The bridge over the river Stour at Flatford

The 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 Constable

Drive and Stroll in Suffolk - Nacton

Nacton'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 Suffolk

Drive and Stroll in Suffolk - The church of St Peter & St Paul and the Guildhall in Eye

The church of St Peter & St Paul and the Guildhall in Eye

Drive and Stroll in Suffolk - The Abbey Gardens with the church of St James beyond

The Abbey Gardens with the church of St James beyond

Walks into History: Norfolk & Suffolk

Walks into History

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.

Drive and Stroll in Suffolk - Boats on the beach at Sizewell

Boats on the beach at Sizewell

The church of St Peter and St Paul, Lavenham

The 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'.

Drive and Stroll in Suffolk - Milking time at South Elmham

Milking time at South Elmham

Drive and Stroll in Suffolk - The 16th century Moot Hall at Aldeburgh

The 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.

Drive and Stroll in Suffolk - Easton Farm Park passed on the walk

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

You may also be interested in reading the following - -

Walking in Suffolk

Kiddiwalks in Suffolk

Pubs in Suffolk

Dog Friendly Pubs in Suffolk

Dog Friendly Beaches in Suffolk

Suffolk Villages and Towns


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