Things to do in Suffolk: Beowulf and Grendel Trail
This wonderful interpretive trail has been inspired by the ancient saga of Beowulf and Grendel.
This wonderful interpretive trail has been inspired by the ancient saga of Beowulf and Grendel and takes you on a journey through parts of the unique Breckland landscape including, heathland – where you will meet the sleeping dragon – woodlands and lake settings.
There are six large themed carved sculptures that not only capture the story but fire your imagination about life in the region 1,500 years ago. The trail has specially designed information points to help you find out more about the Anglo-Saxons and the impact humans have had on the landscape over generations. They also provide an insight into the special plants and animals that occur in the park.
Interactive Beowulf and Grendel Trail packs can be purchased from the visitor centre, with Rune quiz, map, and activities for all the family.
The trail has been created through a partnership between the Breaking New Ground Project, West Suffolk Council, The Friends of West Stow, The West Stow Fishing Syndicate, Bury Schools Partnership, The Heart of Oak Company and six local artists.
Find out more
Address: West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village & Country Park, Icklingham Road, West Stow Suffolk, IP28 6HG
Why not stay local in our of our holiday cottages?
A self-catering holiday cottage can be the ideal way to explore the many popular Suffolk, Essex & Cambridgeshire towns and villages. Perfect for a romantic break for two or as part of larger group. We have beautiful cottages covering historic villages such as Lavenham, Long Melford and Castle Hedingham, in addition to the market towns of Clare and Bury St Edmunds. We also have a range of dog friendly accommodation.