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Daisy the Tandem

Daisy the Woodfarm Tandem

Yes, we have a tandem! And her name is Daisy

If you know why she is called Daisy you are too old! If you don’t, this is for you…..

Daisy, Daisy give me your answer do, I’m half crazy all for the love of you
It won’t be a stylish marriage, I can’t afford a carriage
But you’ll look sweet, upon the seat, of a bicycle made for two – Make sense now?

Anyway, book a break at Woodfarm House or Barns and she’s all yours to try out. Sensibly! We encourage all our guests to cycle carefully

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Cycling in Suffolk – Claydon loop

Suffolk cycles

There are some great cycling routes in Suffolk, many in Mid-Suffolk

We’ve whipped a few off Cycle-route.com. We are sharing a few with you but you can see tons of them on cycle-route.com and click on Suffolk. Here’s one close to Woodfarm

Claydon Loop via Cretingham

Distance 32 miles

Duration 3hrs, 6 mins

Difficulty This cycle route has a difficulty rating of 5/10

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Cycling in Suffolk – Gosbeck Route

suffolk cycling

There are some great cycling routes in Suffolk, many in Mid-Suffolk

We’ve whipped a few off Cycle-route.com. We are sharing a few with you but you can see tons of them on cycle-route.com and click on Suffolk. Here’s the one closest to Woodfarm. When I say close, I mean it goes past our door. Literally!

It’s a 15 miler either turning left or right out of here. It’s known as the Gosbeck route

Duration 1hr 25 mins

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Suffolk Cycling – Stowmarket County Tour

Cycling in Suffolk

There are some great cycling routes in Suffolk, many in Mid-Suffolk

We’ve whipped a few off Cycle-route.com. We are sharing a few with you but you can see tons of them on cycle-route.com and click on Suffolk. Here’s one close to Woodfarm

Distance : 17 miles

Difficulty: This cycle route has a difficulty rating of 2/10

Calories Burned 717.26 kcal
(login to the site and provide your weight for more accurate calories burned)

Goes through several villages in suffolk. Fairly easy but can be a struggle for newbies to cycling

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Southwold

Southwold Pier

Southwold is arguably the jewel in the crown of Suffolk’s heritage coast as far as visitors to our great county are concerned

Home of the Adnams brewery, famous lighthouse and beach huts. Splendid art galleries, fine shops and pubs and the Blackshore harbourside for extremely fresh fish and the ferry across the River Blyth to Walberswick (see our separate post on Walberswick)

Jam packed with great pubs, restaurants, coffee shops, shops and a fabulous beach and pier, with some quirky old things to see and do!

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Walberswick

Walberswick

Walberswick lies on the south bank of the River Blyth, a short ferry ride across from Southwold

It is tucked away amidst a thousand acres of coast, heath and marshland listed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The ferry, which transports people across the Blyth in the summer months, is rowed by the fifth generation of the same family. There is also a foot and cycle path where the old railway ran across the Bailey bridge – but the only way by car to Southwold is back up to the A12 and through Blythburgh, making a trip of some seven miles

You’ll find some great pubs around here. See our separate posts on The Anchor and The Bell. There are great little coffee and gift shops too, and rolling sand dunes for a good walk, with or without dogs

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Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh fish & chips

Aldeburgh is a beautiful seaside town on Suffolk’s heritage coast, with an eclectic mix of great beaches, family fun, music and drama, fine eating and drinking, sailing and shopping

There really is something for everyone in the friendliest atmosphere

Superb pubs, tea shops, clothes boutiques, restaurants and the most amazing fish & chip shop! There’s actually a few really good chippys but the Aldeburgh fish & chip shop is the one that people queue and queue and queue for!

Aldeburgh is real favourite with visitors to Suffolk and definitely one that our guests flock to

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Thornham Coach House

Thornham Coach House

Fabulous family restaurant in the middle of the woods

What a great find! It’s off the beaten track yet still only a mile or so from the main A140 Stowmarket to Norwich road

Nestling in the forest of the 2,000 acre Thornham Estate with 12 miles of way-marked paths, the Coach House was converted to accommodate dining in 2001 and is now operated by family team who also run Sweet & Savoury ; a café restaurant at Stonham Barns and a deli & sandwich shop in Needham Market

They’ve had the coach house since 2010

See our other piece on Thornham Walks – they are right in the middle of it!

Cycle

Daisy the Woodfarm Tandem

There’s some fabulous places to Cycle in Suffolk. Whether you’re hardened cyclists or fair-weather people, there’s lots of choice. And they’re free to use at Woodfarm