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walking at Middleton

Journey to Middle Earth

David Falk, manager of Brandon Country Park, explores the area around Middleton and discovers wetlands, meadows, pubs, farmshops and eels!

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SERAPHIM

Hidden Suffolk Golden wonders

Lindsay Want takes a seasonal look at some of the county’s shy stars

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walk leaflets

Truly gifted . . . well, it’s that time of year

Lindsay Want unpacks a sack load of Suffolk countryside walks worth sharing with friends and family this Christmas, delivered by David ‘Santa’ Falk and the Suffolk County Council’s Discover Suffolk project

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TURLEDOVE

On the second day of Christmas . . .

Rachael Murray reports on efforts to halt the decline of the iconic turtle dove

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Hidden Suffolk

Gentle reminders . . . lest we forget

Hiding perhaps, but not hidden away, Suffolk has so many poignant traces of the past, memories which shall never be forgotten. Lindsay Want takes a moment to reflect and share

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James Marston takes a look inside the transmitter block at Bawdsey Radar Trust. 
Mary Wain

Celebrating radar’s Suffolk heritage

In 1940 Britain stood alone against the mighty German war machine. But it had a huge advantage – radar – and Suffolk played a major role in its development. Now the team at Bawdsey Radar Trust are hoping to secure the future of the world’s first operational radar station. James Marston reports

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Discover Suffolk

A Discover Suffolk on a heathland hike with David Falk

The sign states I’m in an ancient landscape, a place where people have lived, worked and enjoyed walking for centuries.

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Syleham Walk

A stroll down memory lane

Lindsay Want looks back to share two special countryside stroll secrets, both revealed thanks to ever-growing portfolio of walking leaflets courtesy of David Falk at Suffolk County Council’s Discover Suffolk project

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Walks

intro article june 2014

Walking on water . . . don’t just go with the flow

Lunch by the Waveney locks, a pint by the Orwell at Pin Mill, afternoon tea by the Stour in the heart of Constable Country . . . Suffolk is awash with wonderful waterside experiences, but it’s oh-so-tempting to just go with the flow and stick to our favourite spots.

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Events

From the film ET

Mulled wine and movies in Framlingham

On the back of its three sell-out summer opening weekends, Framlingham’s pop-up cinema will be lighting up again at Christmas with a quartet of cracking films.

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The Bury Christmas Fayre gets underway. Towncrier, Tony Appleton, lets the town know what's going on.

Get your Christmas shopping started . . .

The spectacular Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre – November 27-30 – promises more than 300 stalls, a world market, stage and street entertainment, fun fair and more spread over historic Angel Hill, Abbey Gardens, Athenaeum, Hatter Street and Moyses Hall Museum into the apex, arc shopping centre and the Buttermarket.

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Vintage trader Tim Clover

Have yourself a very vintage Christmas . . .

Looking for bespoke gifts? Richard Ginger suggests heading to one of the county’s vintage markets

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