Saturday 21st May 2022


(33) 10:30 am – The Two Counties Short Walk – Clare

Clare Castle County Park, Malting Lane, Clare CO10 8NW

Walk fee

£5.00

Estimated time

1 hour

Walk distance

2 miles

4,000 steps

This walk starts and finishes at Clare Castle Country Park. We firstly visit Clare Priory and venture into Essex along Ashen Road before crossing the Stour back into Suffolk to pass Clare Golf Course and Lake. We then head to Clare Common and the Nuttery before returning to the Park through the town.

Platform One café available in the Park after the walk. Weekend car parking charges £5 all day.

Slow - a gentle stroll (up to 2mph)
Easy - suitable for all - a short walk at a slow pace
Car parking available (charges may apply)
Toilet facilities available
Family-friendly
Dogs allowed
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SOLD OUT (34) 10:30 am – Walking Through The History Of Mendlesham – Mendlesham

Mendlesham Community Centre car park, Old Station Road, Mendlesham IP14 5RU

Walk fee

£2.00

Estimated time

2 hours

Walk distance

1 mile

2,000 steps

Meander through the streets of this small village first mentioned in the doomsday book, looking at the historical buildings and photographs to gain a picture of past life in Mendlesham. Look at the medieval church with its norman Tower and Elizabethan Armoury, the timber framed hall houses and the old fire station. Learn about the Mendlesham martyrs, The Middy Railway line and The Mendlesham Chair and much more.

The walkers will be divided into two groups of six. There is an option to picnic at the Millennium Wood at end of walk. Car parking £FREE

Slow - a gentle stroll (up to 2mph)
Easy - suitable for all - a short walk at a slow pace
Car parking available (charges may apply)
Wheelchair accessible
Pushchair accessible

SOLD OUT (35) 13:00 pm – Hedgerow Forage and Cream Tea – Thornham

Thornham Walks, Gislingham Road, Eye IP23 8HH

Walk fee

£17.00

Estimated time

3 hours

Walk distance

3 miles

6,000 steps

Enjoy a gentle amble around Thornham Walks with local forager Jon Tyler looking at and picking some wild foods. Then sample scones, jams, jelly's and infusions made from foraged items as we enjoy a cream tea on the wild side. The event can cater for vegetarians, wheat free and vegan.

Vegetarian, wheat free and vegan options available (please ring 07850 883185). Children must be over 8 years old. Meet outside the Visitor Centre next to main car park (IP23 8HH). Car parking £3

Slow - a gentle stroll (up to 2mph)
Easy - suitable for all - a short walk at a slow pace
Car parking available (charges may apply)
Pushchair accessible
Toilet facilities available
Wheelchair accessible
Family-friendly

SOLD OUT (36) 14:00 pm – Turbulence to Tranquility – Dunwich

Dunwich Heath and Beach, Coastguard Cottages, Minsmere Road, Dunwich, Suffolk, IP17 3DJ

Walk fee

£10.00

Estimated time

3 hours

Walk distance

3 miles

6,000 steps

From stories of smugglers and shipping routes to a pivotal role in the success of the D-Day landings, the little-known history of one of Suffolk’s coastal beauty spots will be revealed. Be one of the first people to take part in a new guided tour!

Tearoom available during/after the walk, expect tree roots and uneven surfaces on the paths. The heathland is not suitable for wheelchairs. You can borrow a self-driven 'tramper', or enjoy a chauffeured tour in one of our caddy cars. Pre-booking is essential please ring 07850 883185. Car Parking charge of £6 for non National Trust Members.

Slow - a gentle stroll (up to 2mph)
Easy - suitable for all - a short walk at a slow pace
Car parking available (charges may apply)
Toilet facilities available
Dogs allowed
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(37) 14:00 pm – Walk the Centuries with Stowmarket Bells – Stowmarket

Outside St Peter’s and St Mary’s Church, Church Walk, Stowmarket IP14 1ET

Walk fee

Free

Estimated time

1.5 hours

Walk distance

1.5 miles

3,000 steps

This is a short, guided walk round the centre of Stowmarket themed on the town’s church bells which have been recently overhauled and enhanced. It will interest those who want to know more about the town’s heritage and is also suitable for wheelchair users. Starting at and returning to the church, various locations will be visited at which the bells have played a significant role over the centuries. At each location historic events will be recalled and the part played by the bells will be explained. Costumed characters may also make an appearance. Instructions for an optional self-guided extension will be given at the end of the walk.

Mostly flat surfaces with one slope to the river path, and one slope towards end of walk. Cafés are close by at end of the walk. St Peter's and St Mary's Church open. Town centre car parks available

Slow - a gentle stroll (up to 2mph)
Easy - suitable for all - a short walk at a slow pace
Car parking available (charges may apply)
Pushchair accessible
Toilet facilities available
Wheelchair accessible
Family-friendly
Dogs allowed

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