Lavenham and Brent Eleigh is a 9.0 kilometer loop trail located near Sudbury, Suffolk, England that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Distance: 9.0 km Elevation Gain: 146 m Route Type: Loop




city walk

historic site

This circular walk in Suffolk links the beautifully preserved Medieval town of Lavenham with the secluded and pretty village of Brent Eleigh. The route is surprisingly arboreal for East Anglia and provides one unexpectedly sweeping and lovely view. Lavenham is roughly mid-way between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, and 15 miles north of Colchester. Either before, or after the walk, frankly you would be mad not to explore Lavenham - unless you already know it well. There are attractive and well-preserved half-timbered buildings on most streets, while the church is one of the most impressive of the 'wool' churches. Not the best place to find low priced, good quality bargains, though. The walking is easy-going throughout, being mainly along footpaths and bridleways. Boots are only advisable after periods of rain. Two miles are along quiet tarmac lanes. There are no stiles on the walk, just some gates and a few steps, and there are no fields that are likely to contain grazing livestock. The route is not totally flat, but the climbs are gentle. It should take about three hours.

2 months ago

Enjoyable and easy for 2 novices

11 months ago

An enjoyable early autumn walk, dry underfoot. No problems to follow it. Brent Eleigh church worth a visit, don't just pass by.

4 months ago

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