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Day Trail Guide - Lavenham & Kersey

The most picturesque of the medieval Suffolk Wool Towns and Villages, including Lavenham and Kersey, nestle just north of Constable Country in the gently rolling hills of South Suffolk. This tour meanders through several of them, with delightful rural interludes between each "urban" pitstop.

The trail guide provides options to ride between 15 and 50 miles according to fitness and time availability. The route uses quiet country lanes, with no A roads and minimal use of B roads. Alternatively you can elect to use off-road tracks and bridleways for up to half of the route.


The itinerary for all 4 versions of the trail includes:

- splashing through the ford in the middle of picture-postcard perfect Kersey village.

- passage through several other pretty villages including Chelsworth and Monk's Eleigh.

- a chance to explore the marvelous medieval streets of Lavenham, where you'll find more than 300 listed buildings including the Guildhall.

- a visit to peaceful Groton Wood, home to ancient coppiced limes, wild cherry, and numerous woodland ponds.

Longer versions of the trail also include some or all of the following:

- visits to several other medieval Suffolk Wool Towns including Bildeston, Cavendish and Clare.

- a long pedal through the fascinating village of Long Melford, one of several claimants to the title of "longest village high street in Britain".

- an opportunity to visit the delightful Tudor Mansion and grounds of Kentwell Hall.




This trail guide is available free of charge when you hire a bike from Coolpedals.

It's also available for online purchase, in a range of digital and hardcopy formats,via the button below.


PRICING Format Format Format
Trail Version Bronze Silver / Silver GPS Gold / Gold GPS
Beginner £1.75 £3.75 £11.75 (OS Explorer 196)
Occasional Rider £2.00 £4.50 £12.50 (OS Explorer 196)
Regular Rider £2.25 £5.25 £13.25 (OS Explorer 196)
Energetic Rider £2.50 £6.00 £20.00 (OS Explorer 196 & 210)




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