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Long Melford 6 Churches

9th February 2022

 

Distance Time Elevation in meters

Km
Elapsed
Hrs-Mins
Moving
Hrs-Mins
Gain Loss Min Max
7.57 1H56 1H40 55 55 26 74

   

   

 

Leaving Long Melford

Old railway track at the back of Tim & Helen's house

 

The fate of a handful of Suffolk towns was changed forever in the 15th and 16th century by the wool trade, and Lavenham, Long Melford, Hadleigh, Clare and Sudbury produced woollen cloth that was in great demand across Europe and parts of northern Russia.

As the towns grew richer, beautiful churches and half-timbered merchants’ houses were built, giving the towns their distinctive beauty that you can still see today on the Suffolk Threads Trails.

 

Helen and Sue striding with purpose

Long Melford church

 

Cuckoo Tye airstrip

Cuckoo Tye

Highlander's Farm

A bit windswept

 

Crossing the River Stour on the old railway bridge

Long Melford Railway Station