Friday, January 06, 2006

Pakenham Suffolk

9.45am 8.5 miles in 1 hour 10 minutes

Month to date mileage 26

Weather: cold damp and grey.

Course- I set of from the Upper School in Thurston and soon took a pathway along Meadow Lane. This took me over ploughed fields and through the woods known as Skeleton Plantation.

The photo of the woods and muddy pathway is known as Sheep Lane. You can then run across a large enclosure which takes you past
Nether Hall.

From here you emerge in Pakenham. The church is known as St Mary's and dates back to 1100. Pakenham is known as the village with two water mills.

It takes its name from an Anglo Saxon settler named 'Pacca' of the 7th century. It was first called Pacca's Ham, or the home of Pacca.

Unfortunately I didn't have time to visit the water mills so I can look forward to that another day. I ran through the village past The Fox.
I then took a path along by the Church cottages out to Great Green before returning to Thurston.


  1. Running on dirt roads. Looks so fun!

  2. Thanks Liz it was a bit squelchy but I did enjoy it. Pakenham is a place I haven't run before butI hope to do it again later in the year and visit the water mills.

  3. Anonymous7:32 pm

    I used to live at nether hall, isnt it beautiful?its even better when its spring, or summer, trust me!and pakenham rocks!and thurston school?meh-im in the 6th form there-i would NEVER run that far lol!


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