Monday, 4 September 2006

Angels , Walks

The Suffolk I'll remember

This is the Suffolk I'll remember: wide horizons, meandering riverbanks and whispering reeds tall churches looked over by tall churches.

[Downstream towards Blythburgh]

Distance: 8.91 miles
Ascent: 144 metres
Duration: 2 hours 41 minutes

Walk 20: Wenhaston and Mells from Blythburgh

One element of today's walk was a big surprise. I saw a peacock early in the day by Laurel Farm. It's not unusual to see one from time to time, but later at Melles Court Farm six or seven were strutting round the stubble of a cornfield.

[Angels holding up Blythburgh church roof]

The circular walk began at Blythburgh church. I've passed this grand building many times before but have never ventured in. I should have: there are angels everywhere. I've known for some time of Blythburgh's Angel Lane but I'd not suspected there'd be anything else.

Just outside the church, the village sign is an Angel with outstretched arms. And inside the church, the fading painted roof is held aloft by a dozen angelic figures. What a place to discover during my last month in the county.

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