Friday 27th May 2022
(59) 10:00 am – Roman Roads and River Crossings – Dennington
By St. Mary’s Church, The Square, Dennington, IP13 8AA
Criss-crossing both the old Roman Road and the River Alde, this walk takes us from Dennington to Badingham and back via Oakenhill Hall. This property has many interesting features, and was made famous by H.W. Freeman’s book ‘Joseph and His Brethren’ about a Suffolk farming family who lived in the house in the late 19th Century. From Badingham we pass Dennington Wood before crossing the road back to Dennington at Capon’s Green.
Expect some uneven or muddy paths. Toilets available at Neathouse Café (IP13 8DD) for customers only, and at The Queen in Dennington (IP13 8AB) for customers only. Car parking £FREE
SOLD OUT (60) 10:00 am – Walk n'Water Sudbury and Great Henny – Sudbury
The Granary, Quay Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2AN
Join River Stour Trust volunteers to enjoy wonderful views on a walk from Sudbury to Great Henny along part of the St Edmund’s Way and Stour Valley Path. The return journey is by boat which includes passage through Great Cornard Lock. Please bring along a packed lunch to enjoy alongside complimentary refreshments during the midway stop our riverside Visitor Education Centre.
Some uneven, muddy paths. Complimentary refreshments available at midway picnic stop. Car parking £FREE. Town car parking available. Please book dogs in advance on 07850 883185
SOLD OUT (61) 10:00 am – Fish Ponds, Country Lanes and Apple Orchards in Historic Eye – Eye
The Pennings car park, Ludgate Causeway, IP23 7NH
From The Pennings Nature Reserve, by the River Dove, we cross fields passing a huge carved oak head. We'll walk across water meadows which provide an excellent view back towards the historic town of Eye, and cross farmland to reach an old green lane which skirts the apple orchards of Braiseworth. After passing through Church Farm and the ruins of St Mary’s Church, we cross the River Dove on to a footpath leading to a quiet lane close to the place where a huge horde of Roman coins was found in 1781. We leave the lane and follow a track towards Park Farm and back across the water meadows to the centre of Eye.
Bring a drink and snack. Cattle in fields. Some field paths may be muddy after the rain. Cafés also available in the town after the walk. Car parking £FREE
SOLD OUT (62) 10:00 am – The River Deben at Sutton – Sutton
Sutton Memorial Hall, Old Post Office Lane, Sutton IP12 3JH
This is a walk on the wild side of the river with many summer migrants swooping overhead. We'll walk past the Georgian Sutton Hall and Old Pettistree Hall down through fields to the River Deben. Here we have the chance to see Waldringfield sailing craft from a different angle and other leisure craft sailing on the water, and a glimpse of where John McCarthy’s filmed his iconic river visit in his kayak.
Car parking £FREE
SOLD OUT (63) 10:30 am – Knettishall Heath and Woodland Walk, meet the 'Grandmother Tree' – Knettishall
Suffolk Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, Main Car Park, Knettishall Heath IP22 2TQ
A 3-mile walk around Knettishall Heath, Suffolk Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, taking in stretches of the ancient Peddars Way and Icknield Way, a burial mound, and a meeting with the Grandmother tree, a veteran Sweet Chestnut that has now sadly split apart. We continue the walk through open heath, scrub and mature woodland and along the Little Ouse River, home to otters and kingfishers.
Paths can be muddy and there are a couple of a small inclines to be aware of. Dogs must be on leads in the Nature Reserve. Nature Reserve car park £2 or £3 all day