Yesterday morning was a good time for a bike ride as it wasn't windy or wet or cold so with camera in the bike basket out I went to do the 6 mile loop around all the village.
Every journey on foot, bike or car starts with going down the lane to the road!
A mile from home - flat brown fields as far as the eye can see
Very small colourful crab apples -
Each bit of the village has it's own postbox, I'd already passed two before getting to this one. Years ago every part of the village also had it's own pub, now there are none. (One day I'll bike round and take photos of all the old pubs).
This little dead-end road leads to the Railway Museum - the proper way to get there unless you walk across the fields like I did the other day.
The village War Memorial, with last year's wreaths
Another reminder of the old Mid Suffolk Light Railway, this area was once sidings.
Now there are carriages that have been made into holiday lets
The gate is new and I don't think the sign and lamp are original to this railway either.
Someone had pumpkins out for sale
Here's the main part of the village - once a council house estate. I expect most are now privately owned.
Once again here's the disused telephone box that I showed on the blog at the beginning of lockdown, when I first got back on my bike. Lovely stained glass. Inside is a map of the cycle route around the village.
The "new" cemetery - up the road from the church
The trees by the church almost hide it from the road
This used to be a post office and shop. Run by the oldest postmistress in the country until she had to give up sometime in the 80's or 90's It was famous and featured in a book of English Cottage Interiors.
Sadly there is no post office or shop in the village now
And the post-box still in use in the wall of the house. Is the step so that children can reach?
Pushing my bike up the hill on the way home
This Holly tree is still covered in berries, more than I've ever seen in any year since we moved here
I'd hoped to see a sugar-beet harvester to photograph but they weren't working anywhere around although there's still plenty of fields to be harvested. Here's one big heap waiting for trucks to collect it for the sugar-beet factory in Bury St Edmunds or Cantley in Norfolk
The little green sticker points the way for the loop I've just rode around and the brown signs are for a longer cycle route around Mid and North Suffolk
Nearly home - that's my house in the middle distance
A very picture heavy post! Hope you enjoyed a little look at the bit of Suffolk where I live.