Nearby Queen Mary's Lane

Queen Mary's Lane

Circular Walk
The Lane's History
Queen Mary's March
Flora & Fauna

Framlingham CastleFramlingham Castle

One of the most impressive castles in England, dating from the 12th century. Mary had collected her forces at Framlingham Castle when she was proclaimed Queen of England on 19 July 1553. She is believed to have led her thousands-strong army from Framlingham Castle along Queen Mary's Lane on her way to London, where she eventually became the first woman to be crowned Queen of England in her own right.

Framlingham Castle is cared for by English Heritage. The earth works, meres and stunning surroundings are accessible at all times without charge. However, there is a charge to enter within the castle, including access to the wall walk and museums within. Click on the photo to visit the English Heritage site for opening times and details of frequent special events.
Woodland Trust, Pound Farm, Great Glemham

Woodland Trust, Pound Farm, Great Glemham

The Woodland Trust purchased Pound Farm in the 1990s, and planted it over with broad-leaf trees, adding to the pockets of ancient woodland already there.

Pleasant walks may be taken through the woods and meadows. There is a car-park from which we have sign-posted a 2.5 mile / 4km circular walk that follows Queen Mary's Lane before returning through Pound Farm to your starting point.

Follow the `Circular Walk' link in the menu on the left. Or, to access the Woodland Trust site, click on the photo to the right.

Other Connecting Walks

Queen Mary's Lane Permissive Bridleway ConnectionsClick or tap to see a map of the public bridleways and footpaths that connect Queen Mary's Lane to nearby villages including nearby pubs: Sweffling White Horse, Great Glemham Crown, Rendham White Horse, or those in Framlingham (see 'Visit Framlingham' below).

Alternatively, you can swipe or scroll around the footpaths on the Ordnance Survey courtesy of streetmap.

Double Street and Framlingham ChurchVisit Framlingham

A well as the castle, Framlingham offers pubs, shops, eating out and pleasant walks. Click or tap on the picture to access the 'Visit Framlingham' site.

Nearby Walks

Fram Town TrailFram Town Trail

27 interesting sights to spot on a short trail around the centre of Framlingham

Fram Mere Nature TrailFram Mere Nature Trail

A pleasant (and usually a bit muddy) walk around the 12 hectare Suffolk Wildlife Trust Reserve with stunning views of Fram Castle and Fram College

Low Parham Circular WalkA circular walk around Parham

Taking in Moat Hall, Parham Church, Parham Wood and Parham's three greens (Long route 1h 40mins; Short 1h). Leaflet courtesy of Suffolk County Council.

Walk from Wickham Market Station to FramlinghamWalk from Wickham Market station to Framlingham (7 miles)

A lovely walk across country from Wickham Market Station (in Campsea Ashe) to Framlingham. Courtesy of Suffolk On Board.

This fascinating description of the same walk tells of every little piece of legend and history along the way.

And here's another map of the same walk with perhaps clearer instructions.

Sweffling White HorseSweffling White Horse: Local Walks

Local Walks based around Sweffling White Horse

Brownsord WayThe Brownsord Way - Circular Walk around Framlingham (12 miles)

The Brownsord Way connects up nearly 12 miles of public rights of way encircling Framlingham, 90% of which is off-road. It can be reached from Queen Mary's Lane via about half a mile of public bridleway called the Packway, which crosses Queen Mary's Lane on its route between North Green, Parham and Great Glemham.

A Little Further Afield

Dunwich HeathSuffolk Coasts and Heaths (13 miles away)

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Stretching from Southwold down to Old Felixstowe, taking in Walberswick, Blythburgh, Dunwich, Minsmere, Thorpeness, Aldeburgh, Orford, Shingle Street and Bawdsey.

The Suffolk Coast path covers the 60 miles of coastline from Lowestoft to Felixstowe and includes small foot or bicycle ferries crossing the Blyth, Ore and Deben estuaries. Alternatively, the Sandlings Walk runs roughly in parallel a little further inland.

Sutton HooSutton Hoo (11 miles away)

The Anglo-Saxon royal ship burial ground. The National Trust visitor centre exhibits the awe-inspiring artefacts found by the self-taught archaeologist Basil Brown in 1939.

Parham Airfield MuseumParham Airfield Museum

WWII museum on Parham Aerodrome, including the museum of the secret British Resistance Organisation.

Bob Briscoe,
JC Larter & Co farming partnership
29 Aug 2021