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Cavenham Heath and the River Lark

A wander at Cavenham Heath and alongside the River Lark (4 miles) Tuesday 1 January 2019
Weather: mild, 8˚C, north-westerly breeze, mostly cloudy
Parked on the track from Tuddenham village green.
(please click on the photos to enlarge them)

Our first walk in 2019 was a wander at Cavenham Heath and along the River Lark, we were hoping to spot some interesting birds or even an otter (though chance of that at around midday was slim).

Cavenham Heath is accessed via a track from Tuddenham village green, we parked at the point where the woodland ends and the open access heath begins ... the track is very very bumpy!
The heathland is open access at this time of year but closed when the Stone Curlews are breeding in the summer. We walked along the main track which is part of the Icknield Way, one of the ancient routes of Britain.

Sheep were grazing the heathland, they are part of the management of the area to retain the delicate balance to rare plants and wildlife.

Gorse in flower in front …