Saturday, 16 October 2004


Clare, Cavendish and Glemsford

Pentlow Bridge, near Cavendish

Distance: 13.7 miles
Ascent: 276 metres
Duration: 4 hours 37 minutes

Chocolate-box Suffolk

Some years ago I bought a book of Suffolk Walks. If you don't count the occasional flick through its pages, the book has been sitting on my self unused ever since. Today I changed that.

Walk 27: Glemsford from Clare via Cavendish

The author seems to have a two aspects of Suffolk: its hedgerows and its "classic scenes that have featured on many a chocolate box". I can't speak for Matt (who was walking with me), but neither of these particularly grabbed me today.

[Morris Dancing outside the grocers in Glemsford]

That's not to say the day was devoid of unusual sights though. In a field near Cavendish we spotted three Roe deer (if only my new camera had arrived, I'd be able to show you). Then in Glemsford we were greeted by Morris Dancing outside the village grocery shop.

We found it difficult to get going again after lunch at the Black Lion, but thankfully this return leg of the walk was shorter than the outward journey.

A thoroughly enjoyable walk. Complete another twenty-seven and the book will have finally served its purpose.

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