Distant Horizons

Distant Horizons

We are starting to talk about our trips for this year. The only one which is set in stone at present is a short trip, two nights, in Lavenham, Suffolk at the end of April. Lavenham, an amazing small medieval market town of timber-framed buildings, is already featured on the web site but we like the place very much and one can always get more and better photographs.

Other planned ‘week long’ trips are:


Stamford – supposedly ‘one of the nicest stone towns in England’ featuring small cobbled lanes leading into open squares and a number of medieval churches. We shall see if the reality matches the rhetoric. It does have a river and, on the other side of the river, Burghley House – an Elizabethan Stately Home built in the late 1500s.

Lincoln – A small city with a cathedral, a medieval Bishop’s Palace, a river and a Norman castle.



Peterborough (possibly) with it’s cathedral.



Rye – One of the Cinque Ports but now 2 miles inland with a 12th century church, castle and the old town wall. We have been to Rye, many years ago, before the web site was started so it’s time for a re-visit with photographs this time.

The South Downs including the Seven Sisters and Birling Gap.



Wells – The smallest city in England with a wonderful cathedral.


The Mendip Hills including Cheddar Gorge and Burrington Combe.


There will also be some day trips and possible destinations for those are:

Saffron Walden and Audley End House, Essex
Pleshey, Essex
Stisted, Essex (Village and Bluebell wood)
Dunwich Heath and Coast, Suffolk
Orford (Castle), Suffolk
Diss, Norfolk
Cambridge, particularly Grantchester, Cambridgeshire

The order and times for all these have not been fixed yet and some, or all, of them may be arranged at the very last minute mostly decided by the weather forecast. All are subject to change.

Some of the hotels at which we will be staying may have broadband access so that I may be able to make some posts on the Blog whilst we are away but some hotels will not.

If anyone wants to make comments about this then please feel free.

2 thoughts on “Distant Horizons

  1. What a wonderful schedule. Sounds like you could almost put your home up for rent because you won’t be around it too much this season.

    I am especially excited at the prospect of you visiting Somerset. That is my favorite county, with Glastonbury being the place of my favorite abbey ruins. Hearing about Wells will be a treat. Having only quickly been driven by the outside of the cathedral, you being able to stop and explore is very much envied.

    Now it’s time for me to revisit Lavenham courtesy of your photos!


  2. The idea of renting our home sounds like a nice little earner, as they say, but I don’t think that we shall be away quite long enough for that.

    I’m looking forward to the Lavenham trip and it’s only about 5 weeks away. That will almost certainly be our first ‘staying away’ trip but I hope we shall have managed some day trips before then.


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