Walk off that Christmas Lunch with a free guided walk through the Suffolk Countryside

Published on: Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Last updated: Monday, 30 January 2023

Published 14/12/2016

The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership are to host another of their popular guided walks on Wednesday 28 December offering a chance to walk off those excess calories gained from the Christmas festivities.

Starting from Brampton Station and ending in the picturesque market town of Halesworth, the five mile Wolfpack Walk takes in sites including the modern house at Belle Grove Farm with its roof top metal dragon contrasting with traditional farmsteads nearby. Part of the route also skirts a former WW2 airfield, home to US fighters famed as `Zemke’s Wolfpack’ with their memorial to be seen close to ancient hedgerows.

Participating in the walk is free of charge and open to the public with the ramble set to follow country footpaths, bridleways and tracks. The walk leaves Brampton station at just after 11.30am following the arrival of Greater Anglia train services which leave Ipswich at 10.17 and Lowestoft at 11.07d

The walk will be led by Maureen Colledge and David Bays and is expected to take around two and a half hours. All are welcome including well behaved dogs with the route ending at Halesworth Station where return trains run at 10 minutes past the hour to Lowestoft and 41 minutes past the hour to Ipswich.

Although refreshments are available to purchase in Halesworth at the end of the walk, it is recommended that you bring along your own drink and snack, wear suitable footwear and waterproof clothing as the route could be muddy in places. All participants take part entirely at their own risk.

The Wolfpack walk is number ten in the 2016 edition of the East Suffolk Line Walks Guide. For more information or to download your own free copy, please check www.eastsuffolkline.co.uk/walks