Just beyond the ducks from day 21 are the Abbey Gardens. Right in the centre of town and freely accessible to everyone, these gardens are filled with people relaxing and enjoying themselves during the summer. As the days get wetter and colder there are fewer people and more birds and squirrels.
Another pleasant place to walk to in my lunch hour. This pond is really there to catch any rain run-off from the nearby A14. In the summer it is a nearly dry patch of mud, but as winter weather draws in it fills, providing a resting place for flocks of passing gulls and a few hopeful ducks.
Another place I can walk to in my lunch break. Across the other side of the A14 is the older part of Bury St Edmunds. The first bit that I come across is a stream and wildlife area, with its accompanying greedy ducks, gulls and squirrels.