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Walking Close to Lavenham

Walking Close to Lavenham

by: Clive Brown
One of a range of 'no frills' local walking guide booklets which admirably achieve their objective of getting you out in the countryside amongst beautiful scenery on carefully chosen routes full of interest. The directions are clear and precise and the pencil drawn sketch maps are particularly attractive as well as practical.

The town of Lavenham was the centre of the Suffolk wool trade from the 14th to the 16th centuries. Edward III encouraged Flemish weavers to come to England and many settled here. During the reign of Henry VIII the town was one of the richest in England. The town's fortunes later declined, but a splendid legacy of distinctive medieval architecture remains. This booklet describes ten varied and interesting circular walks close to the medieval town of Lavenham. The walks are mainly between 4 and 6 miles in length.

The walk locations are:
Lavenham and The Hobbets - 5.75 miles
Thorpe Morieux - 3.75 miles
Preston St Mary and Nova Scotia Lane - 4.25 miles
Long Melford and Kentwell Park - 5.5 miles
Lavenham, Bridge Street and Alpheton - 8.5 miles
Shimpling Street and Alpheton - 4.25 miles
Lavenham and Brent Eleigh - 7 miles
Thorn Corner and Cockfield - 7.25 miles
Hartest and Smithbrook Lane - 6.25 miles
Cockfield and Bull's Wood - 5 miles

ISBN 9781907669231 Pages 24 (2004) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 2.20