West Stow Country Park

Dipping our toes over the border into Suffolk! What a great place. We were looking for a cheap afternoon out – this was spot on.

We opted for the fab Beowulf and Grendel Trail (1.5km). There are six large themed carved sculptures and information boards that capture the story as well as info about the Anglo-Saxons and the nature in the area. We all loved it.

Other routes include the Nature Trail (1.5km), Pumphouse Trail (2.5km) and Lake Walk (3.5km). There’s also an Anglo-Saxon village and museum which we didn’t have time to visit, but has come highly recommended.

The accessibility statement says “the majority of the paths and trails in the park are wheelchair friendly; there are slight inclines on two of the paths down to the river which will require assistance.” On our trail there weren’t major obstacles but there were rooty patches in the woodland and the path by the river was a bit lopsided. We saw pushchairs but you might have a bumpy ride in places.

  • Length of walk: 1.5km
  • Cafe: Yes
  • Play area: Yes – a really good one
  • Pushchair/wheelchair friendly: See above
  • Dog friendly: Yes
  • Toilets/Baby change: Yes
  • Seats along walk: Yes, many
  • Picnic area: Yes, lots of tables
  • Opening times: 10am-5pm daily
  • Entrance fee: Free
  • Parking: £2 for up to 2 hours or £3 for over 2 hours (£2 per day for Blue Badge holders). Cash or RingGo app (location 4471)
  • Location: IP28 6HG, ///junior.legroom.tourist, visible on Google Maps
  • Not accessible by public transport
  • Website: lots of info – https://www.weststow.org/
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