The Uttlesford Ramblers

Making a walk a pleasure

June: Clare to Long Melford 8.9 miles

We couldn’t believe our luck with the good weather still with us for the third section. This part of the walk followed high ground on the Suffolk side of the valley away from the river but with great views towards the tower of Cavendish church. The most memorable view of all the walks was a vast field of poppies, which we had to stop and look at with some amazement. The morning walk then went through the village of Cavendish with its pretty pastel coloured cottages before we arrived in Glemsford for lunch at the Angel, a 16th century building ,one time home of Cardinal Wolsey's secretary, John Cavendish. The afternoon proceeded past the fine Tudor house of Kentwell Hall before ending in Long Melford with yet another large church and also Melford Hall owned by the National Trust. Unfortunately there was no time to visit these, just time for a quick ice cream (I don’t know how Clive arranged for the van to be there just as we got back!) before setting off home.

Thursday, August 16, 2018