Walkers of all ages can now enjoy Sudbury’s first regular guided walks
Visitors to Sudbury, amateur historians, keen walkers and residents of all ages will be kept entertained and informed by Sudbury Tourist Information’s latest offering, its monthly guided walks.
The walk stops off at Sudbury’s most iconic and impressive building and landscapes, including St Peter’s, Gainsborough’s House and the water meadows surrounding the Mill Hotel.
Whether you have lived in the area for 20 years and want to find out a bit more about the town, or you are visiting for the first time, the tour will give a insight into the town and its rich history.
If that isn’t enough, visitors will be able to see Simon of Sudbury’s skull in St Gregory’s Church.
Bishop of London from 1361 to 1375, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1375 until his death and in the last year of his life Lord Chancellor of England, Simon was beheaded during the Peasant’s Revolt in 1381.
His body was buried in Canterbury Cathedral and his head kept in the Sudbury church.
Last Saturday was the walk’s first outing. Town tourism officer Susan Gayle said nine people had attended including a couple from New Zealand.
She added: “A couple who were new to the area said they really enjoyed it. They said it made them see Sudbury in a different light.
“Even people living in the town can learn more about where they live. There’s a lot for people to learn and to enjoy learning.”
The walks take place on the third Saturday of every month meeting at 11am at the library in Market Hill.
Tickets are £5 for adults and £4 for children.
The Gainsborough Walk, taking you back to the time of Thomas Gainsborough’s return to the town in 1749, with guides in period costume, takes place on March 12.
For more information call 01787 881320 or visit the tourist information office inside Sudbury library.