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Pub Strolls in Suffolk

Pub Strolls in Suffolk by Cyril Francis


PUB STROLLS IN SUFFOLK (Countryside Books £7.95) by Stowmarket walking enthusiast CYRIL FRANCIS is the ideal book to show you where to go and what to see in Suffolk. It contains thirty circular routes, all 5 miles or less and suited to all age groups – the young, the not-so-young and the not-so-fit.

The Barley Mow - Pub Strolls in Suffolk

The Barley Mow

The book starts with a walk on the edge of the Fens at Worlington. Here there is the chance to stroll beside the meandering river Lark, through the lush pasture around Mildenhall, and past a former lock-keepers cottage on the Lark Navigation.

The Butt & Oyster - Pub Strolls in Suffolk

The Butt & Oyster

Overhead there may be United States Air Force planes which can be watched from special viewing areas. The nearby Mildenhall and District Museum contains a complete replica of the Mildenhall Treasure – a collection of 4th century Roman silverware. Please see Mildenhall for more information.

The Chestnut Horse - Pub Strolls in Suffolk

The Chestnut Horse

Towards the Essex border there is a walk that begins in Polstead. This is a popular area for ramblers. In Spring-time the woods are filled with wildflowers and at all times of the year the large village pond attracts anglers and a variety of wildfowl.

Walking in Suffolk

Walking in Suffolk

Suffok is a beautiful county with lots to see and do, and what better way to get a sense of the place than walking through the open countryside and through our picturesque villages? Please click on the link above for more information.


The Four Horseshoes - Pub Strolls in Suffolk

The Four Horseshoes

In complete contrast is the route around Thorpeness. The village, which was transformed into a model seaside resort in 1910, has many fascinating buildings including the water tower, so well camouflaged that it is known as the House in the Clouds, and an adjacent windmill, moved from Aldringham in 1922 to pump up the water.

Other walks visit Cavendish, the picture-postcard village; Rickinghall on an old coaching route; Needham Market whose flooded gravel-pits are home to Canada geese, moorhens and coots; Woodbridge where the fully restored Tide Mill is the only one left in Britain; and Orford, an important town of the Middle Ages and well-known now for its ever-changing 10 mile long shingle spit – Orfordness.

The Station Hotel - Pub Strolls in Suffolk

The Station Hotel

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.


‘Suffolk is a beautiful and historic place – there’s no doubt about it’, says author Cyril Francis in his introduction. ‘Follow the strolls contained in this book and you will encounter diverse habitats such as heath and woodland, a shingle beach, a cliff top, river valleys, lush pasture and a deep ravine. Along the way there is the opportunity to find isolated medieval churches, watch rare birds and butterflies, walk over an ancient packhorse bridge, explore a couple of famous castles and learn about a gruesome murder’, he advises.

The Crown - Pub Strolls in Suffolk

The Crown

Cyril Francis lives in Stowmarket and contributes walks to EA Magazine on a regular basis. He is also a member of the Ramblers’ Association and leads walks for his local group. He is also the author of Drive and Stroll in Suffolk and
Pocket Pub Walks in Suffolk.

The Dolphin - Pub Strolls in Suffolk

The Dolphin

PUB STROLLS IN SUFFOLK by Cyril Francis is published by Countryside Books at £7.95 and is available from all local booksellers, garden centres and local attractions or direct from the publishers at www.countrysidebooks.co.uk

The Woolpack - Pub Strolls in Suffolk

The Woolpack

For great walks with the children please see Kiddiwalks in Suffolk.

To find a welcoming pub for some light refreshment after your walk around Suffolk please see our article on Pubs in Suffolk and our full list of full list of Pubs in Suffolk.

To take your four-legged friend along please see Dog Friendly Pubs in Suffolk.

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