Mid-Suffolk Footpath 2: Thorndon to Mendlesham
27 November 2011
With Lucy popping briefly to Norfolk, a sunny if
blustery autumn afternoon offered the opportunity for a shortish walk
before it got dark,
progressing further along the Mid-Suffolk Footpath from Thorndon near
Eye where Stephen had reached on the
previous visit earlier in the year.
After leaving Thorndon, there was an autumnal section through open
Crossing a bridge to emerge on farmland
Once safely across the A140, it was a quiet lane past Stoke Ash school
The road was very quiet indeed once past the school
And the road ended in the middle of a field, becoming a public footpath
which in practice was a track to a house
...a house with a difference, being surrounded by a moat
The public footpath then made its way across this field, which
fortunately was sufficiently dry underfoot that it was easy going.
Field edges brought us to the village of Thwaite, which apparently dates
This track around field edges took us from Thwaite to Mendlesham as the
Mendlesham village and church in the distance
Approaching the church, but there's Lucy just arriving - time to go
Total 7.4 km in 1 hour 44 mins.