West Suffolk

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Pub WALKS

Supporting rural pubs is very important so what better than to combine this with a visit to a real-ale pubs that you will pass on your walk
It is hoped to add more walks and we need your help.
if you have a suggestion for a pub walk please contact the Webmaster and we will put your walk on here for others to enjoy.

Walk No. 1 THURSTON-PAKENHAM 4 MILE CIRCULAR WALK. This relatively easy walk literally passes the door of three real ale village pubs.
Note whilst some of the walk is on pavements and small lanes there are some parts on unmetalled tracks and paths and can be muddy in wet weather.
Click on the interactive map below and then you will be able to change map style and zoom in and out.

You can view map on your mobile phone, zoom in and out and you can also download a walk guide click here

The walk starts from Thurston Community Cente (Point A on the map). Post Code for Sat. Nav. is IP31 3TG. Grid reference: TL928651, where you can park in the New Green car park.
If arriving in Thurston by train, on leaving the station forecourt turn right and walk up Station Hill. The Community Center is a 3 minute walk away signposted on the right hand side

For details of pub opening times and food offerings follow the links below.
If visiting these rural pubs please mention you found them on this website
Pakenham Fox The Street, Pakenham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 2JU Tel: 01359 230194 click here
Thurston Fox and Hounds Barton Road IP31 3QT Tel: 01359 232228 click here
Thurston Victoria in Norton Rd, IP31 3QH doesn't appear to have a website. Tel: 01359 230951

INTERACTIVE MAP COURTESY OF www.plotaroute.com

Walk No. 2 HUNDON 4 ½ mile circular walk. This relatively easy walk passes is mostly on field paths and small lanes - some paths can be muddy in wet weather. Click on the interactive map below and then you will be able to change map style and zoom in and out. https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1146091 You can view map on your mobile phone, zoom in and out and you can also access the walk directions (also copied below).

The walk starts from the Rose and Crown pub in Hundon village (Point B on the map).
Post Code for Sat. Nav. is CO10 8ED. Grid reference: TL738487, where you can park in the street.

If visiting the pub please mention you found them on this website.
Hundon Rose & Crown, 20 North Street, Hundon, Suffolk, CO10 8ED. Tel. 01440 786261. For web link click here.

Walk Directions
With the Rose and Crown pub on your right hand side walk up the hill a few steps then turn right into a lane which leads to the church. Walk through the churchyard keeping the church on your left hand side. Shortly after passing Hundon Thicks Farm on your left look for a footpath through the hedge to your the left. Cross the field aiming slightly to the right until you find a gap in the right hand hedge where the path turns eastwards on a farm track up the hill. Follow the track until you reach Folly Road. Cross the road and continue on a path alongside a field hedge. The well signed path tracks left and right until you reach a road North of Poslingford. Don't join the road. Instead turn right along the hedgerow where the path follows the field edge until Poslingford church comes into view ahead. Turn right up the hill on a track leading into the field. Where the track turns right near the brow of the hill continue straight on until you reach Folly Road again. Cross the road and continue on a path alongside the hedge which eventually bears right downhill towards Hundon Church. When you reach Hundon Thicks Farm retrace your steps to Hundon village and the Rose and Crown pub.