Sunday 29th May 2022
SOLD OUT (68) 10:00 am – Flatford and Constable Country – East Bergholt
East Bergholt Free Car Park, near the Red Lion Pub, The Street, East Bergholt CO7 6TB
A leisurely walk beside the River Stour in the Dedham Vale AONB with time to explore Flatford for lunch before a ‘surprise’ in the churchyard in East Bergholt!
Car parking £FREE
SOLD OUT (69) 10:00 am – Walk n'Water Sudbury and Great Cornard Riverside – Sudbury
The Granary, Quay Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2AN
Join River Stour Trust volunteers to enjoy a short boat ride from Sudbury to Great Cornard before returning by foot for 1.5 miles along a riverside section of the Gainsborough Trail. Enjoy a complimentary refreshment at The Granary Tea Room, which also has a lovely menu. Proceeds go towards the restoration, conservation and education of the Suffolk and Essex River Stour Navigation.
Some uneven, muddy paths. Complimentary refreshments available in the Tea Room open after the walk. Car parking £FREE. Town car parking available. Please book dogs in advance on 07850 883185.
(70) 10:30 am – Circular walk from St Mary’s Church, West Stow via All Saints Church, Wordwell – West Stow
Car park of St Mary’s Church, Park Gates, West Stow, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6ET
A scenic circular walk from St Marys Church in West Stow, with the nearby Anglo Saxon village, via All Saints Church, Wordwell and Culford Independent School. All Saints Church was restored by the Victorians but contains stone carvings and chancel arch from Norman times, plus some beautifully carved benches from the 15th century. We will walk through the grounds of Culford School and alongside a lake before returning to West Stow.
There will be guided tours inside both churches on this walk.
Some paths are uneven and could be muddy. There are also some stiles. Car park at St Mary's Church, West Stow (IP28 6ET). Car parking £FREE Donations welcome
SOLD OUT (71) 10:30 am – A Punchbowl Stroll – Battisford Tye
The Punchbowl Community Inn, Bowl Road, Battisford Tye, IP14 2LQ
This quiet, peaceful walk is along field edge paths with views across the pretty, shallow valleys around Battisford and Little Finborough. We may seeing hares and deer as well as buzzards and other field and hedgerow birds. Mostly off road, there is one short walk along a very quiet lane. Towards the end of the walk we pass St Mary’s Church, Little Finborough, which has wildflowers in the cemetery and churchyard.
Refreshments available at The Punchbowl Inn. Car parking £FREE
SOLD OUT (72) 11:00 am – Shotley Maritime Heritage Walk – Shotley
The HMS Ganges Museum, Shotley Marina, Shotley, Ipswich IP9 1QJ
Our walk starts at the HMS Ganges Museum at Shotley Marina. The Museum is full of information about the former Royal Navy Training Establishment located at Shotley from 1905 until it closed in 1976. Passing along the River Stour shoreline at Shotley Gate, the story of the surrender of a German U Boat fleet at the end of WWI, unfolds with many fascinating facts shared about events leading up to this historic event. The walk goes through farmland up to St Mary's Church, Shotley, with a visit to the Submariners Memorial in one of the two Commonwealth War Graves located here. Returning to the Museum along the banks of the River Orwell the role of HMS Ganges wil be explained, with a startling description of what happened when the air raid siren sounded over Harwich Haven.
Some uneven paths. There are some steps up to the banks of the River Orwell. HMS Ganges Museum open before and after the walk. Car parking £FREE at the Shotley Marina (IP9 1QJ) and on street parking available.