GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lavenham Circular Walk

5 miles (8 km)

This circular walk explores the lovely countryside surrounding the Suffolk village of Lavenham. The route runs for about 5 miles, exploring the countryside to the east of Lavenham before visiting the nearby village of Brent Eleigh. It's a fairly flat route with a couple of short climbs, so suitable for most abilities.
Start the walk from the car park at the southern end of the village and follow the footpath north east. You'll pass some of the wonderful half-timbered medieval cottages that the village is famous for. The route then picks up the Clay Lane track to head east past Clay Hill to Spragg's Wood. You then turn south along Hall Lane, leading you into Brent Eleigh. The village has a noteworthy church which dates from the 13th-century and includes a number of 14th century paintings. It's also a good place to stop for refreshments at what is roughly the half way point of the walk. The Cock Inn does a good selection of meals and has a nice outdoor seating area as well.
The route leaves the village, heading south east along Cock Lane. A public footpath then leads west to Bear's Lane Farm where you pick up a country lane to take you back into Lavenham.
To continue your walking in the village, try our Lavenham Railway and Woods Walk. The route uses a section of the St Edmund Way long distance trail to take you through the village and then into the countryside along a disused railway line.

Lavenham Circular Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lavenham Circular Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Lavenham Circular Walk Pubs/Cafes

Back in the village head to the Cock Horse Inn for something to eat and drink. They have a very good menu and a nice garden area for finer weather. You can find them at 37 Church Street with a postcode of CO10 9SA for your sat navs.

Lavenham Circular Walk Dog Walking

The country trails make for a nice dog walk and the Cock Horse Inn mentioned above also welcomes dogs.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the village, try our Lavenham Railway and Woods Walk. The route uses a section of the St Edmund Way long distance trail to take you through the village and then into the countryside along a disused railway line.
A few miles south east of the village you'll find the delightful village of Kersey. It's one of the prettiest places in the county with medieval cottages, the famous Water Splash and a fine old timber framed pub. The circular Kersey Walk explores the countryside around the village and visits the little village of Lindsey on the way.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Suffolk Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Lavenham in the Spring - geograph.org.uk - 421412

Lavenham in the Spring

Clay Lane towards Lavenham - geograph.org.uk - 1598230

Clay Lane towards Lavenham

Green fields sloping down to Clay Lane - geograph.org.uk - 1598216

Green fields sloping down to Clay Lane

St. Mary's church, Brent Eleigh, Suffolk - geograph.org.uk - 151816

St. Mary's church, Brent Eleigh, Suffolk

Village sign and lane heading north at Brent Eleigh - geograph.org.uk - 724601

Village sign and lane heading north at Brent Eleigh

Brent Eleigh house - geograph.org.uk - 724763

Brent Eleigh house

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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