Jayne and Jen’s Cattawade walk – 5th March 2017

Contributed by Glenys Johnson

Only six intrepid walkers met up at Cattawade car park by the river on Sunday for a walk organised by Jayne and Jen. It was raining at the start, which is discouraging, but it soon dried out for a bright if cloudy afternoon. The walk route (see the OS app. map above) went via East End and Bentley Wood to East Bergholt, returning via Flatford and along the river back to Cattawade. It was about 7/8 miles long – perhaps a little more (note the detour when we took a wrong turn!).

We stopped for a welcome tea break at Old Hall, the rambling, well-run commune in East Bergholt where Miriam lives – always a great experience – and saw the newborn lambs, the most recent born the night before. (Apologies for slightly incomplete map – my phone battery ran out; the route took us east along the river back to the car park.)

Spring plowing at Old Hall