Friday, 18 July 2014

Santon Downham

Just DB and I this week as E. and her husband, are on holiday in Cromer, in their own caravan. Seem to be enjoying their break immensely!

This is quite a drive for us to do this walk, but it was a comfortable warm walk, with lots of ripening crops, lovely wooded areas etc. We both really enjoyed it. Half way through the walk, I stood in the middle of the path and took a photograph in each direction:

Then we headed off towards the train track to go underneath it, through the archway in the middle. Several trains passed us during the walk and I just about managed to capture one!
A natural totem pole:
DB striding off:
We did 'poo sticks' over two bridges but I only remembered to photograph one:
The other was over a ford and several people were picnicking, with their children in the ford, supervised by 2 adults. We thought better of photographing them just in case they objected.

About 3/4 of the way around, we came into the village and checked out the small local shop. Luckily they had ice cream as by then, despite taking drinking water, we were getting hot and bothered. Outside was this letter box:
We found this huge seed head, don't think it is a dandelion:
In the end, we did about 3 miles, ambling along (just too hot for striding out at a brisk pace!) for an hour and 20 minutes. Went off to The Windmill Pub at Great Cressingham for lunch, where we had jacket potato with Cajun mushrooms on top.


  1. What lovely memories your post gave me. We used to live in Thetford and santon downham was one of our special places.

  2. Glad you enjoyed the read. It is always nice to know you are stirring good memories.

  3. Just popped over from Frugal In Suffolk. Your mystery seed head is Goat's-beard :-)


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