I was joined on this walk by Herbert, an old friend from Canada. He was in the UK for a few weeks and wanted a glimpse of the lovely East Anglian countryside.
We decided on a hike alongside the river Little Ouse, through Thetford forest, between the Suffolk towns of Thetford and Brandon.
We joined the Little Ouse path at Thetford.
The Little Ouse is a delightful river, lazily winding its way through the forest.
We stopped for a brew which gave me a chance to show off my new wood burning stove.
The bridge at Santon Downham took us across the Little Ouse and onto the final leg of the hike.
Tree debris presented the opportunity for some clowning about…
This is the third time I’ve done this walk and I never tire of it. The forest, the river, Santon Downham and a great pint at the end all add up to the perfect day’s hiking.
Oh and I spotted some lovely spots for a bit of wild camping later in the year.