While we're locked-down, yet allowed out to exercise whenever we want, and the weather is great, why not get yourself and your family out into the local lanes? Here are four easy loops from Hadleigh that feature lovely scenery, quiet lanes (with a couple of exceptions on the longest route) and - when they re-open - some lovely local pubs.The shortest route is 6km (3.5 miles), the longest is 18.5km (12 miles). Please be aware that, though the lanes are quiet, there will be some traffic and you may well meet walkers, horse-riders and others out enjoying the countryside. Be courteous and considerate, and give those who work in the country (such as tractors) priority.
Churches & Fords
If the above routes are a little too short for you, this route will give you a whole day out. This is not a ride for children, but equally it's not a ride for seeing how fast you can go. It takes you to a number of the prettiest churches in our area and, when things ease up, some great pubs and cafes! The whole route is around 70km (44 miles). If that's a little too much, it can be split in two by riding to Shelley via Layham for route 1, and Then returning to Hadleigh the opposite way for Route 2. This would make a great weekend ride plan. Take your camera! More info.