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Gainsborough Trail launched to provide new 15-mile green walk through Sudbury area's countryside



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The ribbon has been cut on a new green walk named in honour of Sudbury’s most famous son.

The Gainsborough Trail was formally launched on Saturday morning by local historian Ashley Cooper, in the company of Sudbury and Great Cornard councillors and guests.

The 15-mile trail encompasses a walk across Sudbury’s water meadows, which launched four years ago, with volunteers working since then to establish the Cornard section.

Local historian, Ashley Cooper officially opens the new Gainborough Trail, a 15 mile walk around Sudbury, Cornard and Chilton..Pic - Richard Marsham/www.rmg-photography.co.uk. (56522348)
Local historian, Ashley Cooper officially opens the new Gainborough Trail, a 15 mile walk around Sudbury, Cornard and Chilton..Pic - Richard Marsham/www.rmg-photography.co.uk. (56522348)

Jan Osborne, chairman of the Gainsborough Trail Group, said: “The group formed several years ago with the purpose of providing a safe and green walk for both residents and tourists.

“The Gainsborough Trail is a series of three circular walks, which will encircle Sudbury, Great Cornard and Chilton.

“The Great Cornard walk provides seven miles of varied landscapes, from riverside paths to viewpoints overlooking the landscape that inspired Thomas Gainsborough.”