Tuesday 17th May 2022


SOLD OUT (15) 09.30 am – Walk with a Ranger – Orford

National Trust, Orford Quay, Orford IP12 2NU

Walk fee

£20.00

Estimated time

3.5 hours

Walk distance

5 miles

10,000 steps

Orford Ness is an internationally important coastal nature reserve with a fascinating 20th-century military history. You’ll gain exclusive access to parts of the Ness on a unique walk with the Ranger, exploring the wildlife, history and management of this once Top-Secret Orford Ness. Walking will be over tarmac and concrete roads with some walking on shingle onto the beach. The walk includes a short ferry crossing which involves negotiating steep steps. There are no refreshments or café on Orford Ness.

Walk involves a short ferry crossing and negotiating steep, sometimes slippery, steps to board the ferry. No catering facilities on site. Bring own refreshments. Assistance dogs only. Riverside Car Park £4 per day. Public Toilets also available in the car park.

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
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(16) 10.00 am – Rolling Suffolk Landscapes, north of the Stour Valley – Long Melford

Cherry Lane Garden Centre Car Park, High Street, Long Melford CO10 9DH (on A1092)

Walk fee

Free

Estimated time

3.5 hours

Walk distance

7 miles

14,000 steps

From Long Melford's Cherry Lane Garden Centre Car Park, this walk leads into the River Glem Valley following the Stour Valley path, rounding Glemsford before heading up to Stansted Church and the Great Woods, returning to Long Melford via Kentwell Downs.

Bring your own drinks and snack for the walk. Café available after the walk. Please park at the far end of the Cherry Lane Garden Centre car park. Car parking £FREE

Medium - a steady pace (up to 3mph)
Moderate - used to walking (longer distance at steady pace)
Car parking available (charges may apply)
Toilet facilities available
Bring a packed lunch
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SOLD OUT (17) 10.15 am – Coast and Woodland Wonderment – Eastbridge

The Eel's Foot Inn, School Cottages, Eastbridge, Leiston IP16 4SN

Walk fee

FREE

Estimated time

2.5 hours

Walk distance

5 miles

10,000 steps

From the Eel's Foot pub, this walks takes you through Dovehill Plantation and Lower Abbey Marshes (we'll look out for the otters and marsh harriers who make their home in the reedbeds of RSPB Minsmere Bird Reserve), before passing a colourful new contemporary glass installation 'A Wing and a Prayer' in the remains of a 14th century chapel, formerly the site of Leiston Abbey. In contrast, Sizewell Power Station's white dome can be seen in the distance. We join the Suffolk Coast Path and head north along the dunes, past the reserve's public viewing platform and up to Dunwich Cliffs and the National Trust's Coastguard Cottages. We leave the coastal path here and head inland crossing heathland into a silverbirch wood, returning south to get beautiful views of the sea across fields before entering Hangmans New Wood and returning to the Eel's Foot pub.

Car parking £FREE

Medium - a steady pace (up to 3mph)
Moderate - used to walking (longer distance at steady pace)
Car parking available (charges may apply)
Toilet facilities available
Family-friendly
Dogs allowed
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(18) 10.30am – A Nordic Walk around Clare and the Upper Stour Valley – Clare

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

Walk fee

£12.00

Estimated time

2 hours

Walk distance

5 miles

10,000 steps

This walk is for experienced Nordic walkers. The walk starts and finishes at Clare Castle Country Park. We'll walk firstly along the Stour Valley Path to Hermitage Farm, before turning onto Sheepgate Lane to Clare Common and Bench Barn Farm. There are lovely views of Stoke by Clare and across the valley, before returning to the Park via Clare Priory.

Includes a light lunch at Platform One café in the Park after the walk. Car parking £3 all day.

Fast pace - a strong walk (over 3mph)
Hard - experienced walker (full day's walk at strong pace)
Car parking available (charges may apply)
Toilet facilities available
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(19) 11:00 am – Iconic Landscapes – From Dragons to Rewilding – Bures

Bures Community Centre, Nayland Road, Bures, Suffolk CO8 5BX

Walk fee

£10.00

Estimated time

5 hours

Walk distance

7 miles

14,000 steps

This lovely circular walk showcases the iconic Stour Valley landscape from Bures to Arger Fen, and includes a view of a dragon! There is a special tour and talks by Suffolk Wildlife Trust around the mixed habitat of Hullback’s, where rewilding is supporting nature recovery. In aid of the Stour Valley Environment Fund and Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

Bring your own picnic lunch and enough water for the duration of the walk as there are no refill opportunities. Walk includes stiles and some uneven/muddy paths. Car parking £FREE

Medium - a steady pace (up to 3mph)
Moderate - used to walking (longer distance at steady pace)
Car parking available (charges may apply)
Bring a packed lunch
Toilet facilities available
Family-friendly
Dogs allowed
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