Saturday, 11 February 2006


Pig farms and power stations

Ah, Suffolk. You give us power and pork. This photograph of the two Sizewell nuclear power stations isn't at all typical of the county but for me it captures the essence. It's also the Suffolk I first knew and the Suffolk I walked through this afternoon.

[Sizewell power stations and a pig farm]

Distance: 6.19 miles
Ascent: 60 metres
Duration: 1 hour 54 minutes

Walk 16: Thorpeness from Leiston

This is a circular walk I've completed many times before. The stretch of low cliff south of Sizewell is delightful; the heath and farm-land around Aldringham and Leiston always deserted. But the highlight - as ever - is Thorpeness.

[The House in the Clouds]

When I finally move from Suffolk I'll miss this quirky village. The architecture here doesn't stand describing. It has to be seen. Take for example The House in the Clouds. Would any words do it justice? This is just one of several dozen absurdities built around the village Meare.

Pigs, power and preposterous property. A county to be proud of.

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