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Adkins Wood Ickworth Park Circular Run

In Adkins Wood, Ickworth Park on September 16, 2006 at 9:37 am

8am 10.2 miles in 1hr 24 mins 21 seconds

Week to date mileage 22

Month to date mileage 51

Average weekly rate 30.2

Average Monthly rate 131

Year to Date 1116

Life time 9136

I ran through Adkins Wood but took a turning through the middle of the woods at firepoint 115 which lead me over to Lady Herveys Wood and the lake. I don’t know the name of this lake but it appears very shallow and is joined to the the main canal lake near the summer house by a tiny stream.

This morning there was a number of ducks who came up close to me as I photographed the lake for food or just to to enquire what I was doing there at their lake.

After the lake through the woods there is a pontoon or duck board slate bridge over a wet section. Since I last visited on May 21st the boards have been broken in a few places and the threat of putting my foot through was greater than last time.

When you emerge from the woods into open fields and rolling countryside there are excellent views of the Rotunda House and St Marys church. Eventually you arrive at the red brick walls that surround The Bothy. On a rise over the canal lake there is a well tended national trust vineyard , a summer house and the brick house called a bothy.

I ran around this lake and then returned past St Marys Church and out of the Ickworth Grounds before returning home.