We’ve already explored the east side of the River Deben, in some detail, writing one of our favourite Trails - Secrets Around Shottisham. However, the weekend before last, after a tip off from a friend, we found the footpaths around Falkenham. And what a delight they are, particularly in sunshine and despite a bracing wind.
If you park near St Ethelbert’s Church in Falkenham you are spoilt for choice. We took the footpath that goes past the church and did a right. Follow the path to the river and climb the bank to be rewarded by a fantastic view – the estuary, Ramsholt on the other side of the river and a few boats. Our walk there and back was about an hour and a half but there is a longer circular one if you’ve more time.
Falkenham is just east of Kirton, both quite isolated villages but, as elsewhere in Suffolk, they conceal some fascinating history. Link to the Kirton & Falkenham Website for more information on these hidden gems.