Wednesday 18th May 2022
(20) 10:00 am – Explore Ickworth Park – Horringer
Ickworth House car park, The West Wing National Trust, Horringer IP29 5QE
Ickworth House is an Italianate Palace nestled in the heart of the Suffolk countryside. Explore part of 1800 acres of parkland, formal gardens and pleasure grounds created by the Hervey family whose passion and eccentricities shaped what we see today.
Refreshments available on site. Car parking £FREE for walkers booked onto this walk.
(21) 10:30 am – Inspiring Climate Action – Thornham
Thornham Walks Visitor Centre, Gislingham Road, Eye IP23 8HH
Enjoy the woods and farm of a North Suffolk Estate at Thornham Walks, home to a multitude of wildlife. It may appear a long way from climate emergency but by considering past and present farming, forestry and countryside management we will gain some insight into the changing use of energy to meet our needs, and how this alters the environment and impacts on wildlife. We’ll explore how positive action can help, and identify how different behaviour choices at home and in the community can add to a growing tide of national and international action to address the environmental emergencies. Be inspired to take positive actions and play a part in helping wildlife and lessening Greenhouse gas emissions.
Café available on site. Car Parking £2 per day.
SOLD OUT (22) 10:30 am – Beaches and Bunkers – Lowestoft
Car Park at the junction of Whapload Road and Swimming Pool Road Lowesoft NR32 1XG
A local historian Alistair Kerr, editor of the ‘Pillbox Study Group’, will accompany this walk and talk about wartime history along the sea wall, the beach and Gunton Warren, to Dip Farm and the lookout posts and defensive devises. Then it's back along the clifftop to the war memorial.
Lowestoft Maritime Museum and Park Café are at the finish point and are available after the walk. Car parking £FREE
SOLD OUT (23) 11:30 am – Two Rivers Walk – Shotley
Shotley Village Hall, The Street, Shotley IP9 1LX
A circular walk around Shotley along the banks of the River Stour and the River Orwell. We pass through 'Golden Wood' through to Shotley Church and Shotley Marina with unique views of the Port of Felixstowe. From the Marina we walk via Shotley Heritage Park to the site of old brickyards, finally returning to the Shotley village hall car park.
Car parking £FREE
(24) 14:30 pm – The Red Barn Mystery – Polstead
St Mary's Church, Holt Road, Polstead CO6 5BS
The murder of Maria Marten at Polstead is one of the intriguing stories of the 19th Century Suffolk. Dramatic plays of the event are still performed today. What was the true story of the murder? Did he do it? Walk around the area where little has changed and hear the unfolding story of the Red Barn Murder.
Donation to St Mary's Church welcome. Car parking £FREE.