Monday 16th May 2022
(10) 10.00 am – An Industrious Town – Sudbury
By the Gainsborough statue, Market Hill, Sudbury CO10 2EA
Today, Sudbury is world-famous for silk weaving, but many other industries have grown up in the town. This walk will follow a route around the town centre down to the beautiful water meadows. Along the way we'll explore the history of the town's many other industries including woollen cloth weaving, brewing, maltings and even the production of boat propellors. So much for a small market town!
Refreshment venues in the town centre after the walk. Town car parking available.
(11) 10.30 am – The Fields Tell A Story at Cavendish – Cavendish
The Village Green, Cavendish CO10 8BA
This walk begins and ends near the church on the beautiful Village Green; a perfect place for a picnic. From the beautiful green we pass Nether Hall and takes a country road into Suffolk's rolling countryside. We pass Robb’s Farm with its stories from WW2, through Eastley Wood then along a bridleway back towards Robb’s Farm. We follow a field edge to Colt’s Hall before finding another narrow lane to admire far-reaching views across the Stour Valley, before returing to Cavendish.
Some uneven paths by field edge, a stile and footbridge to cross. There are several pubs including The Five Bells and The Bull for lunch stops after the walk. On street car parking.
(12) 10:30 am – Circular walk from St Mary’s Church Akenham via St Peter’s Church Claydon – Akenham
Field in front of St Mary’s Church, Thurleston Lane, Akenham, Suffolk IP1 6TQ
A scenic circular walk starting at the medieval church of St Mary in Akenham, with its simple yet beautiful interior. Here is the the solitary grave of a two year old boy whose death in 1878 helped to alter the Burial Laws of England. The walk continues to the medieval church of St Peter in Claydon, with its stunning interior full of vibrant stain glass, extravagant carvings, and the 19th Century handiwork of Rev George Drury, a supporter of the Catholic Revival.
There will be guided tours inside both churches on this walk.
There will be refreshments provided at both churches and a tour of the gardens of the Old Rectory in Claydon.
Some paths are uneven and could be muddy. There are some stiles. Park along farm track to field beside St Mary's Church. Look out for signs. Car parking £FREE
SOLD OUT (13) 10.30 am – Outstanding Landscapes – Walberswick to Dunwich Forest Circular – Walberswick
Public car park for the ferry crossing beside the River Blyth at the very end of Ferry Road, Walberswick IP18 6TJ
Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Dingle Marshes and Dunwich Forest along the Suffolk Coast Path. This 8-mile circular walk leaves Walberswick village green to Dunwich Forest and returns through the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). In aid of the AONB Community and Conservation Fund, supporting community led conservation projects across this outstanding landscape.
Bring a packed lunch and a drink. Parking available in Walberswick at the public car park for the ferry crossings (beside the River Blyth at the very end of Ferry Road – IP18 6TJ). Car park charges £5 for over 4 hours.
(14) 11.00 am – Orwell to Alderman, a journey through time and space – Ipswich
Stoke Bridge (by skate park), Bridge Street, Ipswich IP1 1XH
Just a short distance from Ipswich town centre, the Alderman Canal and the Orwell River Walk offers an amazing insight into Ipswich's past. Join expert guide, Jon Tyler, to encounter alien invaders, learn about the mystery of the ice age River Saracens, sample a wild herb tisane, spot egrets, jellyfish and even (if we're lucky) seals! Ipswich will never seem the same again. The walk finishes at Portman Road car park.
Meet on Stoke Bridge by the entrance to the skate park (IP1 1UZ). The walk will finish at Alderman Park which is about 10 minutes walk from the starting location. Children 16+ only.