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Tales from Lakenheath’s Waterways

On this guided walk you will hear stories about swimming, fishing, skating and fun in the old Lode and ponds and the river at Lakenheath.

March 14, 202410:00-12:30
Lakenheath, Suffolk
Booking required

Tales from Lakenheath’s Waterways : a guided history walk

On this walk you will hear stories about swimming, fishing, skating and fun in the old Lode and ponds and the river at Lakenheath, about barges, pubs, and about life in the village in the past. These stories come from people who have lived in the village and have told them to the BFER project and to the Lakenheath Heritage Group.

The 2.5 mile/4 km walk will begin at Wings car park in Lakenheath. It will pass the site of the village pond in the High Street and cross the Cut Off Channel. It will then take a path along the route of the old Lode to the Lakenheath Mill Pond, returning and walking further along the Lode to complete the circle to our starting point. We will stop at various points to listen to stories and immerse ourselves in the surroundings, so that we can get a sense of how important the waterways were to the life of the village.

This walk is part of a series of three River History Walks taking place in spring 2024. To find out more about the series, visit:

This walk will be led by Imogen Radford, the project lead, and other volunteers in Tales from the River, a BFER project uncovering a wide range of local stories about the Brecks Fen Edge and rivers including oral histories, myths and legends.


Tales from Lakenheath’s Waterways

When: Thursday 14 March

Where: Lakenheath, Suffolk

Time: 10:00-12:30

Booking Required: To book, visit the BFER Eventbrite HERE

Walking conditions: moderate in some sections of the walk.

Meeting Point: We will meet at Wings car park in Lakenheath (What 3 Words:

Travel: The closest bus stop is at the post office, Lakenheath, about three minutes walk away from the meeting point. Find information about bus times and services on the bus times website.

Free car parking is available in the Wings car park (2.1m height barrier)

Dogs: Well-behaved dogs allowed on leads

What to wear: Please wear clothing suitable for the weather, such as rain and sun protection, and warm layers, and suitable footwear for paths that could be uneven and muddy.

Facilities: Toilet facilities are available at the car park. There is a café near where the walk starts and ends,, and other facilities in the village.

For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact the walk leader, Imogen Radford: 07932 137 593;