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Walks to explore
Follow the gentle landscape south from Bury towards Cavendish and the Stour, and all those verdant peaks and troughs around the River Glem do somehow make it feel at home.
Covering 15 miles between Mildenhall and Bury St Edmunds, this walk is certainly longer than most of the others on this list but it is by no means excessively demanding.
Along the way, there are several points of interest that could provide a welcome distraction including the attractive Culford School, Lackford Lakes where you may spot a kingfisher, West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village and Cavenham Heath National Nature Reserve.
Another fine example of Suffolk’s ancient woodland just south-east of Bury St Edmunds, this traditionally maintained woodland is an absolute delight whatever season you visit.
As winter coppicing begins, bright yellow oxlips will give way to several species of autumnal fungi including the red fly agaric and ink caps. Walks vary from one mile to 2.5 miles and during wet periods, wellies for you and towels for your mucky pooch will certainly be needed.
Three different trails allow you to explore this Site of Special Scientific Interest, each of which will give you a unique look at the diversity to be found around the 419-hectare reserve.
The wetland trail is just 1.3km long, the woodland trail is 2.3km long and has accessible paths appropriate for those in wheelchairs or pushchairs while the heathland trail is the longest at 3.8km, demonstrating the heath’s human and natural history along the way.
Thetford Warren Lodge was probably built around 1400 by the Prior of Thetford. This defensible lodge protected gamekeepers and hunting parties against armed poachers. Much later used by the local ‘warreners’ who harvested rabbits here.
PLEASE CHECK LOCAL RESTRICTIONS AND CLOSURES BEFORE TRAVEL
What to watch
Bake up a storm
Make this cornflake cake for a fabulously easy family dessert that uses simple ingredients. With a pastry case and jam base, it’s delicious served with custard
Make the spectacular exploding volcano cake complete with eruption effect for a showstopping children’s treat. Decorate with chocolate and sweets
These fantastic Ubercorn biscuits are perfect for a Go Jetters party or to make as presents – they even have a hidden surprise inside
Whatever you are doing have fun, stay safe and let’s beat this virus together!