Starting from  Bartholomew’s lane today Twig and I turned right past Vicarage Grove, a lovely small sheltered wood with lots of wildlife thanks to the local folk who help conserve the area, plenty of nesting boxes providing safe haven for birds in the breeding season. Straight on into the village centre where we pass the Church with its famous Doom painting, open to visitors in daylight hours, always good to revisit this astonishing work in a holy place.

Straight ahead is the Village Hall with Post Office run by  friendly Jane, who sells a range of cards, all her own work.  The  café (check for opening times, usually Wednesday and Saturday mornings) organised and staffed  by volunteers is in the Village Hall building too.  This village is a busy place as shown by the list 'What’s On' at the Village Hall noticeboard, or pick up a copy of the monthly Warbler magazine with more local information, what’s on, what to see and do etc. You can play table tennis, attend Gardeners Club evenings and much more here in the village.

You can take the Five Commons Walk around Wenhaston and grab  some views towards Blythburgh Church across the marshes.  Plenty of ancient heathland with silver birch, oak trees and gorse and heather.  We walk in a circle and arrive at  the cosy and welcoming Star Inn, run by Carl and Virginia.  Local ales and delicious home made food, with ingredients sourced locally.  Go in and treat yourself. We do. Just round the corner is Woottens Plant Nursery offering a wide range of plants, and also gardening courses.  There are wonderful Paperwhite bulbs on sale now ideal for Christmas presents.  Walking home across the village Green and Blackheath we know this is a good place to be.

 

Trish

7 December 2015