Jenny’s Bures Walk – Sunday 25th November

Words and pics contributed by Jen.

Map of route.

On Sunday, 21 of us met at Bures Community Centre car park to walk just over 9 miles around the Stour Valley. Despite the gloomy forecast, the weather remained bright throughout, with even the odd burst of sunshine.

We set off at a steady pace but soon had to retrace our steps a little, after turning right instead of left at a junction, the first of three small wrong turns. It was not enough to cause a problem, as we were soon back on track. The route took us out along the St Edmund Way, through varied countryside with lovely views, returning to Bures via the Stour Valley Way. We stopped for lunch about halfway through the walk in Wissington churchyard, with it’s 14th century dragon wall painting . On the homeward path, as we came over the hill, we were quite surprised to see two bright yellow fields of oilseed rape in flower. Quite unusual for the time of year.

Making our way along the River Stour we reached the large picturesque mill and crossed the rushing mill race before wending our way across the playing fields back to the car park. And finally there was a welcome drink at the Three Horseshoes to finish off the day.