The walk started off on the same footpath we'd ended our previous walk on, in reverse. We passed underneath a huge bee colony of ivy which completely arced over the pathway
and once more, past the cornfields
We entered Dunwich forest, another lovely place, though we only skirted the edges
and kept to the pathway, because these signs were all over the place, eek!
On exiting the forest we were once again on the heath, this time the Westleton Heath, and another rather worrying sign...
After following the heath down to the road, we crossed over and continued onwards through more beautiful paths, past an old chalk quarry - the terrain looked like something out of Star Trek
A purple-tinged field
The heath came out near some houses on the edge of Westleton village
We stopped at the Westleton Crown for a drink and short rest, it's a gorgeous pub and restaurant, and they also have 34 accommodation rooms (!) - all of which looked lovely from what we could see. Their garden is terraced and we found a nice quiet area for Dusty to rest...
then we set off again, through the village
it was hard going in some places :)
and after crossing Westleton Common and following the footpath we entered the most beautiful forest I think I've ever seen. It was full of silver birch trees and felt so peaceful
We eventually came out onto the road towards the Minsmere Bird Reserve (where dogs aren't allowed), but our footpath took us along the edge of the Reserve and another beautiful area
The reserve's forest opens out onto a huge area of open grassland
next to which were a family of red deer
Dusty was enjoying himself too
|hurry up you two!|
we finally got back onto familiar ground and re-entered the Friary forest in reverse order
That day, our actual anniversary day, I had two bumble bees land on me and spend about 5 minutes licking me!
That was one amazing walk, and along with the others, Hubby and I had a thoroughly amazing time hiking. Sadly it's coming to the end of the season for our trips to Suffolk, but I can't wait until next year to try out some of the other amazing walks. x