Saturday, May 20, 2006

Ickworth Park Adkins Wood


8am 11 miles in 1 hour 28 minutes

Week to date mileage 22

Month to date mileage 89

Average weekly rate 31.4

Average Monthly rate 136

Year to Date 628

Life time 8406

The weather was a mixture of sunshine and showers as I set of for a woodland run around Adkins Wood in Ickworth Park. The run takes me along a footpath over farm fields through to Horringer village. Immediately inside the national trust grounds of Ickworth Park if you turn left and climb a stile you are into Adkins Wood.

Here there a multitude of paths that you can follow and I have yet to explore them all. I decided to keep to a straight path so as to go out 45 minutes and and back in the same time. I didn't quite keep to this as I ran out of woodland when I arrived at the road called Poulters Lane on the main A143 near to Whepstead.. On the OS map Adkins Wood becomes Lady Herveys Wood and then finally Lady Catharine Wood. I have realised now that I could have carried on over the road to pick up a path into Dovedenhall Wood, something to look forward to another day.

In the woods the tracks were wonderful and squelchy plenty of puddles and mud to dodge from side to side as I ran down the paths. I didn't see anybody at all during the whole run in the woods. I must venture back asap as I can see there is a large lake shown in Lady Herveys Wood that I have to see maybe tomorrow if time allows.

After my recent problems with running I felt a lot better for a longer run. There is nothing like it for sorting out your pace and breathing and for getting into a good rhythm


  1. What a beautiful place to run, Sure beats the sidewalks and streetscapes of my hometown!

  2. Cheers Leonard.

    I hope you will take a pic or two of Ontario may be for your blog. I have never been but I hope one day to visit Canada it is such a beautiful country. Good luck with your running.

  3. I love the idea of running with a digital camera. I think I will take mine with me sometime. Check my blog for some updates. I have to go for a daytime run before I can post any pictures. I will happen though. The longest day of the year will soon be upon us! Keep snapping the great pics!


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