July 2021

I was asked to lead a guided walk around the Suffolk village of Clare for the Boxford Society.The original plan was for the walk to take place in 2020, but for obvious reasons that didn’t happen, and we finally met up for the walk in July 2021.

I’ve been to Clare many times over the years, but leading the walk was a good excuse to go back, and explore the hidden corners of the village that I hadn’t been to before.

Here are just a few of the photo’s that I took on my visits, including the chapel at Clare Priory, the remains of Clare Castle, and some wooden sheep in the country park.

There’s a tearoom in the park in one of the disused railway station buildings and tearooms and the Swan pub in the village centre if you are looking for something to eat.

In the centre of the village is St. Peter and St. Paul Church, which is well worth exploring.

Just a short walk from the centre of the village is Clare Common which is well worth exploring.

Clare is a Walkers are Welcome village, and the Clare Walkers website has lots of information about walks in the village and surrounding area.

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