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Wed A Hartest Fig of 8
March 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Our walk will explore the gentle undulations of the Newmarket ridge (‘High Suffolk’) around the medieval village of Hartest.
Route: am – northbound circle via Somerton around Newmarket Ridge. pm – southbound circle via grounds of the fine 14th century moated manor house, Boxted Hall.
11.5 miles (7½ morning, 4 afternoon). Start – GR TL833525; Postcode IP29 4DH
Directions: Hartest lies on the B1066, approximately 10 miles South of Bury St Edmunds. For the quickest but not shortest route, take the A14 to Bury, then South on the B1066 at Junction 42, though there are more direct and scenic minor road options from Newmarket! The Crown Inn is in the centre of the village next to the church.
Please park at the far end of the pub car park only if you are having pub lunch, or if too full (ie more than about 12 cars), please park considerately along the edge of the green.
Lunch: at the Crown, Hartest. Good range of sandwiches, starters, sides & larger, including tasty choices for soup+sandwich (£7) or pie and pint/glass wine (£10). Please note that the pub will not be occupied until 11:30am so we will not have access to their facilities before departure.
For those bringing own sandwiches there are benches on the Green near the famous Hartest stone!
David’s mobile on the day: 07784 150063