Sunday, 20 August 2006

Angels , Walks


Got a spare £23 million? The estate that hosts the majority of this walk is on the market.

[Gate at Shrubland Park]

Distance: 8.45 miles
Ascent: 191 metres
Duration: 2 hours 50 minutes

Walk 21: Barham, Baylham and Coddenham

Shrubland Park is a huge estate, crossed by half a dozen public rights of way. This makes it excellent walking territory, somewhere to enjoy eccentric English aristocratic anachronisms.

[Angels in Coddenham church]

Coddenham church with its host of Angels holding up the roof provided a brief detour before heading back into the park. Near Sandy Hill three deer hopped out of the way in front of me. This is the English countryside at its most clichéd. I wouldn't be surprised if the next owner of Shrubland Park encourages its use as a film set.

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