Welcome to Wickhambrook

Walk 22 – A Kedington Hills Circuit

There used to be a newspaper cutting on display in the porch of Kedington church which read – ‘Sir, I note the correspondence regarding a proper Christian response to bats in the spire. As the incumbent of a typical Anglican parish, I can assure you that the only answer is to get the bats baptised and confirmed. In my experience, you will never see them again’. This has now been removed but the church is well worth a visit. This can be at the start or end of this 5.5 mile walk around the hills of Kedington area…

Walk 21 – Depden Tower Walk

No circular walk this time but a bus journey to Depden water tower and then a wander back to Wickhambrook across the fields. The journey incorporates several stiles, a risky crossing of the A143, a downhill stroll beside five lakes and a skirting of the grounds of Denston Hall. Total distance is about 8 miles but it is all easy walking and can be covered comfortably in three hours…

Walk 20 – Kirtling Shorter Walk

Kirtling is an attractive village on the Suffolk/Cambridge border about 5 miles from Wickhambrook. This walk of some 3 miles can be undertaken any time of the year but there is one stretch along a vehicle track that can become puddled in the shooting season after heavy rain. The route, shown on OS Explorer map 210 Newmarket & Haverhill, follows the edge of Lucy Wood and then skirts the grounds of Kirtling Towers. The grounds are particularly rewarding when the daffodils are in bloom…

Walk 19 – around the Thurlows and Little Bradley

This 3.7 mile circuit runs from Great Thurlow to Little Bradley and back alongside the River Stour. There is a choice of routes for the last half mile but these directions give the ‘high street’ alternative which takes in several interesting buildings such as the Olde School built in 1614 by Sir Stephen Soame (one time Lord Mayor of London) to provide free education to sons of local farmers who were taught ‘English, Latin and Ciphering ’(arithmetic)…

Walk 18 – Stoke-by-Clare

Walk 18 – Stoke-by-Clare

This 5 mile circular route takes you along both sides of the Stour valley making use of footpaths and quiet country roads. There is a leaflet for an ‘official’ Stoke-by-Clare circular walk but should you choose to follow that you should know that the south most loop (in the grounds of Stoke College) has been shut off. This walk follows part of the ‘official’ route…

Walk 17 – Kirtling Longer Walk

Kirtling is an attractive village on the Suffolk/Cambridge borders. This walk is made up of two loops – a leg stretch of about 5 miles, which can include walking along the bed of a stream, and more urban loop of 1.5 miles. The latter can include a visit to the church and does include good views of Kirtling Towers. Take Ordnance Survey Explorer map 210 (Newmarket and Haverhill) as your companion…

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