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211 - Bury St Edmunds & Stowmarket
A circular, stroll-(1-2-hours) countryside walk in England starting at Helmingham, Suffolk, about 5km (roughly 3 miles) long and suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
This walk, a short bus ride from Ipswich, is an opportunity to see deer in a setting that feels quite different to much of Suffolk. Fallow and red deer herds wander about the large park, and the grounds are often deserted, giving you some peace and quiet to admire the animals.
Buses to Helmingham are not that regular - they leave Ipswich every three hours, three times a day - but the buses back are about 2.5 hours later, which is enough time to explore the park. The park is a joy all year round, and particularly captivating in winter.
Take the bus to Helmingham. At the T-junction, look for the footpath sign hidden in the undergrowth (overgrowth?) which will point you to the stile into the deer park. Note the stiles are quite high, to prevent deer getting out.
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The best way to enter time and date is by entering the date first (e.g. 'tomorrow' or 'next week Wednesday') then the time you want to leave (or arrive), e.g. '8:49am'. It would look like 'next week Wednesday 8:49am'. Naturally, you can go completely old-fashioned and write something like '01 June, 8:43am' like they did it in the good ole days.
We've done our best to teach the machine about time and dates, especially the importance of tea-time on a sunny afternoon, but if he upsets you: don't worry too much. Happens to the best of us.
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