Claire’s Stowmarket Walk – Saturday 8th July

Words and pics by Claire

It was a bright and sunny hot day for my walk from Needham Market Train Station to Stowmarket.

Ten humans and two lovely dogs – Hugo, a Schnoodle and Taz, a Poodle.  Unfortunately the footpath along the River Gipping was very overgrown in places.  So many nettles and thistles everywhere but we fought our way through to then diverted towards Badley Church.  Lunch stop here before walking into Stowmarket around the edge of Combs Wood.

On arrival into Stowmarket some folks visited the museum, café or headed home.

Three of us went to the excellent beer festival in the grounds of the Museum of East Anglian Life.  Sitting around in the sunshine, sampling some of the 105 beers (mainly local beers) was a nice end to a great walk.