Remember what we're doing on Tuesdays?
Last week, I gave you a little information about the town I currently live in, Thetford. (click that if you missed it) For those just now stopping by, I'm a military wife, so I get the privilege of moving somewhere new every 3 or 4 years. (Until it's actually time to move every 3 or 4 years, then it's viewed as more of a hassle than a privilege!) So, I'm thankful for the Around Your Town blog hop for giving me some motivation to get out and learn a little more about my surroundings! We LOVE it here, but as we learned when it was time to leave Okinawa last January, our time here will be over before we know it and we won't have seen and done half the things we want to!
Are you ready for a quick tour of the Ancient Capital of East Anglia?
First, we need to hit the road and leave the subdivision... after we cross Castle Street, we'll pass by a stone bridge and a nice little picnic spot, and take a quick look at Melford Common, where you can walk your dog or play "football."
Now, let's take a look right across the street at the big green blob portion of that map:
This is Castle Hill, and it's less than 1/2 mile away from my house, along the route to the town centre. The top left photo was taken while we ate lunch outside at the Dolphin pub on Sunday! The hill is about 81 feet high, 1000 feet around the base, and is the "tallest medieval earthwork in England". Today, kids & grown-ups like to climb the hill (I haven't tried it yet!) and the playground is always packed on nice days!
On Sunday, we took the short-cut out of the neighborhood and took a walk down the paths behind our house:
If you get on the correct path, you end up really close to Thetford's Forgotten Garden:
From here, we headed back the way we came, but passed the path back to our house in favor of the Nuns' Bridges:
A quick stop at the Nunnery Arch:
Now, it's a great place to take a walk, sit on a bench, see a few cats, pheasants, and other birds.
And that wraps up our tour of some of my favorite Thetford parks!
Click here to check out some of the other towns on the blog hop!