Parish Walk 5

Circular route from Fundenhall via Tacolneston to Ashwellthorpe and return but can be started at any point.
From Fundenhall church walk towards the village (turn right as you exit the church gate) until the Village sign. Take the driveway directly opposite the sign and through the gate straight ahead (remembering to close it). Continue with the field edge on the left. Straight ahead to the next quiet road. Turn right. Ignore the first footpath sign and at the bend turn left across the field (footpath signs in sight) to the field edge ahead. Turn right to keep the field edge on the left until a gap in the hedge with a footbridge. Cross the bridge and over the field to the corner and straight ahead to keep the field edge on the left until reaching the road.Turn right onto the road (B1113) for approx 100yds to the left hand bend. At this bend turn right and follow a path along the left field edge. About half way up the field turn left through a gap in the hedge and over a footbridge. Turn right and follow the path through this lovely coppiced wood.
At the end of the wood continue straight ahead with the field edge on the right. At the gateway turn right and immediately left to cross a footbridge into the next field.Continue ahead with the field edge on the left. When it reaches the road it turns right a few yards to the gateway onto the road. Turn left and just past the cottage turn right. Follow the track around the perimeter of the cottage. At the far corner turn left and over the field to a corner. Continue straight ahead with the field edge on the left. Go through the gap ahead and over another footbridge and through a stile. Continue straight ahead over the field to the far side and turn right along the hedge. At the next gateway turn left along a short (often muddy) track to another gateway.Turn left here and with the field edge on the left continue to a gateway/stile.
Go though and you will have a wood (Knyvett grove) on your right. Continue through into the next field ad take the stile on your right. Go diagonally right across the field to the far corner to another stile. Go through and along the field with the field edge on your right. At the next field turn left and with field edge on the right head towards Ashwellthorpe. The path kinks right and left until reaching the garden boundaries at the end turn right and then left down a short drive to the road (Ashwellthorpe Street).Turn right and walk down the street until the bend after the church and just before Old Hall Close. Turn right through a gateway on the other side of the road and continue ahead (field edge on right) to the far end. You will have views over the fields to Fundenhall church. At the end turn left into Hudman’s lane and at the end you will see the church ahead on the left.

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