Walks And Walking – Suffolk Walks Stoke by Nayland Arger Fen Walking Route
This was my second Suffolk walk whilst staying at the Stoke by Nayland Country Lodges following my earlier walk to Stoke by Nayland Church and covers 7 miles of wonderful Constable Country which took me 2 hours to complete.
From the country lodges I made my way towards the main hotel and spa turning left just after the Unloading area for Fisherman sign and turning left just passed the white walls to the area of rough ground.
I then walked parallel to the lake ignoring the first footpath signpost on my left hand side walking left at the big gap passing the next signpost to then head up and across the golf course following all of the waymakers to the lane where I turned right and walked all the way down to the end.
I then turned right on to the road signposted to Sudbury crossing the road and walking left at the first footpath signpost to Royston Wood where I followed the waymakers all the way along by the side of the houses to the next two footpath signposts before entering farmland and a field full of donkeys.
I continued my walk along the main walking route along a beautiful Autumn lined pathway walking right across a small wooden footbridge turning left by the signpost to walk around the edge of the field to the next signpost which entered Arger Fen and Spouse’s Vale Nature Reserve. I followed the main walking route in to Arger Fen turning right across the bridge along the duck-board to then leave Arger Fen and Spouse’s Vale Nature Reserve turning left at the next footpath signpost on to the lane where I then walked all the way down to the ford.
As I walked uphill there were magnificent views across Constable Country. I continued my walk along the lane turning left at the Byway signpost by the tree where I continued my walk turning left at the lane signposted to Leavenheath, keeping straight ahead before joining Cawley Road.
I crossed straight over the road down the next lane turning walking right down the A134 on the wide grassy verge before turning left just passed the road sign to the next Bridleway signpost where I turned left to walk straight across the field to the gate.
I continued straight ahead on the main walking route through several gates back to the lane from earlier. I then retraced my steps back across the golf course turning right at the signpost across the rough ground to the fishermen sign where I looked across the lake on my left hand side and took one last photograph.
I then walked back up to the lodge and joined Mary where Mary had been relaxing with a good book. I then got changed and we went back up to the Stoke by Nayland Hotel for a delicious Afternoon Tea.
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