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Roots Café now open every day of the week

Roots Café now open every day

Key details

When:

Dates to be announced later in the year

Where:

The walk starts at the Roots Café entrance:

Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Sat Nav: IP30 9HZ
What3Words: newly.sofas.debating

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Pricing:

Tickets

Adult Ticket £6

Visit the Rougham Hall ruins

Rougham Hall now stands as a ruin after it was bombed in 1940 and it is NOT open to the public except as part of these guided tours. Anyone found trespassing at the hall site will have their details taken and be required to leave immediately.

However you can join George Agnew, great grandson of George William Agnew who bought the Rougham Estate in 1904, as he expertly guides a group walking around this part of the beautiful Estate.

Pausing at key points along the way, George shares stories of the fascinating local history as well as his Agnew family history. The walk takes in Rougham Hall Park and includes a visit to the hall ruins themselves.

Only organised groups can visit the hall, so take this opportunity to visit the ruin.

The walk lasts approximately two hours and starts and finishes at Blackthorpe Barn.

All profit goes to The Rougham Estate Trust

Important information

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Dogs welcome on a short lead

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Wear sturdy shoes or wellies; it can be muddy

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Not accessible for wheelchairs due to the terrain

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Not accessible for buggies due to the terrain

How it Works

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Park in one of the Blackthorpe Barn car parks

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Come to the entrance to Roots Café and the Shop. George will meet the group here.

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Let George know your name and the number in your group.

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The walk takes in woodland areas which can be muddy. George will stop at various locations to tell the history of the Estate.

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You will be able to view the ruins of Rougham Hall.

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The walk will then return to Blackthorpe Barn, where you can have a bite to eat or a drink, if you would like (not included in the price)

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The walk goes ahead in all weather, unless the weather is very bad, in which case we will try to contact you by email or the phone number you gave us

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Things to Bring

  • Bring sturdy shoes or wellies, especially if it’s been raining recently
  • Bring a raincoat if it looks like rain; the walk will go ahead in all weathers, unless it is really bad
  • Keep dogs on a short lead

Please Note

Rougham Hall is NOT open to the public except as part of guided tours. Anyone found trespassing at the hall site will have their details taken and be required to leave immediately.

Blackthorpe Barn

Address: Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
SatNav: IP30 9HZ
What3Words: newly.sofas.debating
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Parking:

Plenty of parking on site

Free to park

Disabled access available

This is a rural location and paths can be muddy

Directions:

Blackthorpe Barn is situated just south of Junction 45 of the A14, three miles east of Bury St Edmunds, in the village of Rougham.
Look out for the entrance gates to a long tree-lined avenue at the White House junction, with the Barn on the right of the avenue.
Blackthorpe Barn’s black and white signs direct visitors from local roads.

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