WALK 5 - Thurston to Bury St Edmunds

Walkers with a sense of history and who enjoy architecture will find this a walk of outstanding interest. Rougham Church has a lofty tower with characteristic East Anglian flint flushwork parapet and inside, a magnificent timber roof. The OS map shows that the road at Eastlow Hill is of Roman origin, beyond which quiet roads lead to Rushbrooke, where a magnificent Tudor mansion met its end in 1961.The little church survives and is full of interest.
The approach to Bury St Edmunds, one of England's most historic and attractive towns, is memorable, the recently completed gothic-style tower dominating the view across No Man's Meadows.

7½ miles (4 hours) but add time for refreshments and visiting churches Download the PDF format A4 trifold leaflet (602 kb)

See also Walk 4 - Elmswell to Thurston 6½ miles (3½ hours) or 8½ miles (4½ hours)

Walks selected by Roger Wolfe, Suffolk Area of the Ramblers' Association