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rural roamer

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Sutton Hoo
« on: 17:54:48, 18/01/21 »

With the film ďThe DigĒ about to be released on Netflix (which we canít watch as we donít have Netflix!), a couple of photos from our walk this morning. Sutton Hoo is our nearest NT property and we often go for a walk there. Should we have driven there? Itís just over 5 miles and we arrived just after it opened and there were only two cars there, only a few more when we left, so we saw less people than if we walked around our village. The paths are pretty good and dry so better than trudging across fields every day. Not a particularly long walk though as we walk all the paths and they are under 3.5 miles. We will stay nearer to home the rest of the week.


A view across the mounds to Edith Prettyís house




A view across the River Deben towards Woodbridge (this is likely where the boat was hauled up)

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Re: Sutton Hoo
« Reply #1 on: 08:14:38, 19/01/21 »
Lovely pics Rural Roamer, it looks a lot more scenic than the walks I've done the last couple of weeks  :)  Perfectly reasonable to drive 5 miles to do a walk to avoid busier areas  O0  I may drive that distance this weekend when I go walking. The paths where I've been walking nearer home are muddy enough now. After the rain in the next few days the mud will be a foot deep.
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Re: Sutton Hoo
« Reply #2 on: 09:05:47, 19/01/21 »
Looks nice, no decent mud though  O0
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Re: Sutton Hoo
« Reply #3 on: 09:42:49, 19/01/21 »
. . . Perfectly reasonable to drive 5 miles to do a walk to avoid busier areas . . .
I agree with you, April.


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Re: Sutton Hoo
« Reply #4 on: 09:47:00, 19/01/21 »
It is years since I have walked there, doesn't looked to have changed much.
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Re: Sutton Hoo
« Reply #5 on: 09:52:40, 19/01/21 »
Looks a very lovely walk indeed . O0
 
ps ..I will be driving out for a walk at the end of the week .
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Re: Sutton Hoo
« Reply #6 on: 12:16:47, 19/01/21 »
Looks nice, no decent mud though  O0


Plenty in Wetheral on the footpaths near the River Eden
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« Reply #7 on: 12:21:30, 19/01/21 »
 O0


If the PM can go 7 miles to exercise somewhere that is going to be very busy then 5 miles to avoid people must be OK.

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Re: Sutton Hoo
« Reply #8 on: 20:44:09, 22/01/21 »
Looks a nice little mooch that rural roamer  :)


I've forgotten what even the gentlest of hills look like so seeing some nice, rolling countryside is lovely  O0
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« Reply #9 on: 14:48:40, 24/01/21 »
Thanks all.  O0


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Re: Sutton Hoo
« Reply #10 on: 09:59:38, 30/01/21 »
Lovely area, you are lucky to have that local. I walked Sutton Hoo to Woodbridge last year. Very nice indeed. have you walked the UFO trail in Rendlesham? Did that on the same day too.

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Re: Sutton Hoo
« Reply #11 on: 18:13:28, 30/01/21 »
have you walked the UFO trail in Rendlesham? Did that on the same day too.
We havenít done the UFO trail as such but have probably walked most of the paths it covers at various times. We often walk in Rendlesham forest and also Sutton Heath, especially this time of year when the fields are so muddy (or we did in normal times!)

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Re: Sutton Hoo
« Reply #12 on: 20:53:45, 04/02/21 »
I have just revisited this thread after we all watched the film The Dig on Netflix this evening .Super to see Ediths house and those mounds for real in your lovely photo.. ! O0
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Re: Sutton Hoo
« Reply #13 on: 18:15:45, 05/02/21 »
I have just revisited this thread after we all watched the film The Dig on Netflix this evening .Super to see Ediths house and those mounds for real in your lovely photo.. ! O0
I donít think any of it was actually filmed at Sutton Hoo. They used a site in Surrey for the mounds, I suppose they needed somewhere they could actually dig. The house was elsewhere too, but they did film local scenes around Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings and Bawdsey Quay.  We still havenít seen it but are going to get Netflix for a month so we can see it.

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« Reply #14 on: 10:22:13, 07/02/21 »
I donít think any of it was actually filmed at Sutton Hoo. They used a site in Surrey for the mounds, I suppose they needed somewhere they could actually dig. The house was elsewhere too, but they did film local scenes around Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings and Bawdsey Quay.  We still havenít seen it but are going to get Netflix for a month so we can see it.

I would recommend the film .
I showed my daughter this thread as she chose the film to watch , partly because of her studies on the Anglo Saxons in her previous year at school .  O0
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