Take in Long Melford’s history on guided walk

Guide Josie Wilson leads one of the walks around Long Melford

Guide Josie Wilson leads one of the walks around Long Melford - Credit: Gregg Brown

The first of a series of guided walks aimed at highlighting the rich and varied history of Long Melford took place on Sunday.

The informative strolls around its medieval architecture, impressive church and two stately homes, will take place every week throughout May, June, July and August.

The tours, which take around one-and-a-half hours to complete, are being led by experienced Blue Badge Guides and are suitable for wheelchairs, scooters, pushchairs and dog owners.

The walks have been developed in partnership with the Lavenham Tourist Information Centre – run by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils – and the Long Melford Business Association, following enquiries from visitors about Long Melford and its past.

Walks start from Tiffin’s Tea Emporium in Hall Street, where tickets can be purchased on the day.

Alternatively, anyone interested in joining a tour can book ahead at Lavenham Tourist Information Centre in Lady Street.

Tickets are £4 for adults, with children under 14 free. The tours take in the main street and follow up to The Green before finishing at the Church.