1: Knettishall Heath to River Thet
27 February 2010
A late Saturday afternoon with the dogs still to walk,
and my attention on the map was drawn to the Peddars Way, now our
nearest National Trail. There wasn't time to do much of it, but it was
an interesting exploration on a small scale.
So, the start of the Peddars Way, which links with the North Norfolk
At first the route is a little muddy through the forest
The dogs show me the way
We are crossing the Little Ouse, forming the boundary between Suffolk
Pigs enjoying the late afternoon sunshine
The route then runs along the edge of open farmland: we are now on the
route of the ancient Peddars Way, a Roman Road which the modern National
Trail follows more or less all the way to the Norfolk coast.
As we approach the River Thet, the going is getting wetter, though
George thinks he's found a drier way.
Henry struggles a bit with the concept
But it was just getting wetter, and as we were going to have to retrace
all this route to get back to the car, and I only had walking shoes on
rather than boots, I decided we'd gone far enough, and we retraced our
Total 6.8 km, (3.4 km on the Peddars Way) in 1 hours 34 mins.
This didn't feel nearly as straight as I'd expected from the map - it was flat
but is worth pursuing a bit further towards the coast in due course, in drier