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Things to do in West Row, Suffolk

West Row although in Suffolk, is very close to the borders of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

River at West Row in snow © Patricia AlcalaGustilo
River at West Row in snow © Patricia AlcalaGustilo

Anyone visiting West Row for whatever reason should take note that although the postal Address is Bury St. Edmunds, it is 15 miles from Bury. It comes under both the Fens and Brecklands.

Bronze Age

West Row itself dates back to the Bronze age, and in 1942 The Mildenhall Treasures were unearthed here.

Mainly Agricultural land, and adjoins the USAF base at Mildenhall; American planes fly over West Row on a Regular basis.

Village Sign © Patricia AlcalaGustilo
Village Sign © Patricia AlcalaGustilo

The River Lark flows through West Row, and The Judes Ferry is about the last Navigable point for Canal Boats and Cabin Cruisers. Access to the River Lark is from the Ouse, and Via Isleham.

The village has a shop, a hairdressers and Fish and Chip Shop. The 2 remaining public houses both are recognized by CAMRA as real ale pubs.


Judes Ferry and the White Horse hold various outdoor events through the summer months. There is also a Village hall built in 2007. At the far end of the village and just into Beck Row is the West Suffolk Golf Club.

West Row is Home to the Fen Tigers Speedway at the stadium, although it is called Mildenhall Stadium, it is in West Row the stadium also hosts Greyhound racing and Stock cars.

The Village itself is long and winding and has St Peters Church at the heart. There is also a Baptist Chapel and a small graveyard in Chapel Lane.

At The end of Pott Hall Road is a bridle path, This goes through to Old Mill at Mildenhall

Many Houses in the Village have small stalls outside and sell fresh produce grown by themselves.

Description by Terry Fletcher

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