Sunday, February 04, 2007

Mordaboys Wood Ickworth Park Suffolk

8.00am 10 miles in 1 hr 24 mins 17 secs

Week to date mileage 33 miles

Month to date mileage 27

Average weekly rate 33.2 miles

Average monthly rate 144

Year to date 166

Lifetime 9759

After yesterday clear skies today was a real pea souper and I debated whether to take the camera but in the end I decided to take it in the hope it would clear. The view over Horringer Farm was limited.

I decided to have a closer look at St Mary's within the grounds of Ickworth Park. It is a terrible shame that this church has been closed for at least 20 years. I don't know if there are any plans to tackle this as a restoration project perhaps with support from the National Trust. Buried here are are generations of the Hervey Family.

I continued down to the White House and along the old coaching road path besides the River Linnett.

I ran out as far as Mordaboys Wood where there is another White House before turning sharp right slightly uphill all the way back to Ickworth House.

It is always enjoyable running around Ickworth Park it is the combination of the beautiful countryside, the trees and the history which is just reaching out to tell you so many stories of the past.

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