Blofield heritage walk
Musical memories and a healing herb garden feature on this peaceful 1.5 mile (2.4km) walk..
Listen to our free audio guide: let Edward Paston tell you how the Pastons' relationship with Henry VIII helped them secure Blofield, a very wealthy manor. Edward will also share with you music tracks and how he had a major part in preserving the sacred music of the great Tudor composers such as William Byrd and Thomas Tallis.
LENGTH: 1.5 miles (2.4km)
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PARKING: outside Blofield church.
Important note for dogwalkers: part of this route goes through a field that at times has grazing cattle. An alternative route is suggested.
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Blofield heritage walk overview
Park outside St Andrew and St Peter's Church. The tombs of Edward Paston and a number of his descendants can be seen inside this attractive church. An information panel and leaflet provide further details.
You are welcome to visit the healing garden in Blofield's churchyard. This green area, against the church's south wall, was created by Christine Pritchard, as a peaceful place with a seat and plantings reflective of the range of medicinal plants of the Middle Ages.
Healing garden plants range from Agrimony to Yarrow with Chamomile, Feverfew, Lovage, Pennyroyal, Soapwort, Tansy and others besides. In the north aisle of the church is a reference book , with descriptions of the historic uses of these herbs, remedies, lotions and potions.
Keeping the church on your right hand side, follow Church Road Right into Braydeston Lane family) were attacked by a gang of mercenaries and ejected from the hall. John Paston helped them to recover Braydeston Hall.
Follow Braydeston Lane until you reach a group of buildings on the left-hand side. This is the original site of Braydeston Hall which features in the Paston story. Here members of the Berney family (Margaret Paston’s own family) were attacked by a gang of mercenaries and ejected from the hall. John Paston helped them to recover Braydeston Hall.
Turn right at the next T-junction towards Braydeston Church St Michael and All Angels Church. A very small brass near the font commemorates the life of Osbert Berney, who was wounded in the service of the Paston family at the Siege of Caister Castle.
NB: For a shorter walk, take the footpath opposite the church and make your way back to Blofield Church
Turn right and follow Blofield Road. Which becomes Brundall Road. Follow the road until you reach the traffic lights on Yarmouth Road. Opposite is the Kings Head public house. Turn right at the traffic lights on the main road. Follow the road for about 150m and then take the footpath on your right
Walk along the playing field back towards the church where you began. There is a play park on the playing field.
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