Drive through north Norfolk and visit the superb Elizabethan Blickling Hall (NT) and onto the Norfolk Broads and see what makes it such an attractive destination. It’s a superb site for anyone interested in the fabulous local bird life (winged variety!), and it’s great to see an increase in the Norfolk Reed being grown for traditional thatching. Continue on to the Suffolk coast and discover the lovely towns of Southwold and Aldeburgh, the latter famed for its literary associations.
Visit the delightful Snape Maltings and then continue onto Orford, with its impressive castle keep, quaint quayside and boat trips, and Shingle Street, a quiet spot where the River Ore meets the sea.
Head west through the lanes to Wickham Market & Needham Market and continue on to Lavenham to stay at the charming Swan Hotel.