Suffolk is a wonderful place for cyclists. The landscape around Woodfarm Barns is gently undulating. So never too taxing and with plenty of opportunities to gently coast down the shallow hills.
So whether you’re a lycra-clad speedster, or prefer a gentile pedal there’s plenty of choice for all. Scroll down the page until you find something that tickles your fancy, then click the title for more information.
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
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
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!
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
Aldeburgh is a beautiful seaside town on Suffolk’s heritage coast, located right by a shingle beach, dotted with colourful boats and the iconic Scallop sculpture. There really is something for everyone, with an eclectic mix of family fun, music and drama, art galleries, fine dining and drinking, sailing, and shopping.
The 14 acre Abbey Gardens are situated on the site of the former Benedicte Abbey; once one of the wealthiest and most powerful monasteries in England. The abbey was home to the shrine of St Edmund which became a place of pilgrimage, visited by people from all over England, including royalty!
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!