Event category: Guided walk

Flatford Nature Day

Seasonal, nature based activities such as pond dipping, spoon carving, minibeast hunting, arts & crafts, and river trips.

£3 per child

Outstanding Landscapes of the Stour Valley Path 2: Lower Stour

Celebrating 25 years of the Stour Valley Path, Dedham Vale AONB. A guided walk will conclude the Stour Valley Passport, a self-guided exploration of the 60-mile route. Walk from Stratford St Mary to the end of the Stour Valley Path at Cattawade, via supper at Flatford. Enjoy riverside views of Constable Country, where the artist recalled how he associated his ‘careless boyhood’ with ‘all that lies on the banks of the Stour. Those scenes made me a painter’. This walk is linked to Stour Valley Path 1 – Upper Stour, when we start the long distance path walk and launch the Passport. Full details, a Passport, Stour Valley Path Guide, transport, supper and a donation to the Stour Valley Environment Fund is included in the price. Distance 4.5 miles, allow 3 hours.

Outstanding Landscapes of the Stour Valley Path 1: Upper Stour

Celebrating 25 years of the Stour Valley Path, Dedham Vale AONB. A guided walk will launch the Stour Valley Passport, a self-guided exploration of the 60-mile route. On the walk you can enjoy spectacular views and see the awesome Devil’s Dyke, a massive earthwork of early Anglo-Saxon origin, now home to chalk-loving wild flowers and butterflies, and search for the source of the River Stour. This walks is from Newmarket to Great Bradley and is linked to Stour Valley Path 2 – Lower Stour, when we celebrate with those who complete their Passport in 18 days.

Full details, a Passport, Stour Valley Path Guide, transport and a donation to the Stour Valley Environment Fund is included in the price. Distance 9.5 miles, allow 4 hours.

Solstice Walk

Essex Wildlife Trust Water for Wildlife Officer Darren Tansley looks at the seasonal wildlife and habitats along the River Stour and some of the many challenges they face, both natural and man-made. Starting at Dedham Car Park (Grid ref TM058333, parking charges apply) this walk will last about 2 hours taking in both upstream and downstream habitat.

Outstanding Landscapes and a Dragon

A five mile circular walk within the outstanding landscape of the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and Stour Valley to search for a dragon along the Stour Valley Path. Including visiting Court Knoll, Nayland and Wissington, on the Essex/Suffolk border. In aid of the Stour Valley Environment Fund, part of the Suffolk Walking Festival.

Bird & Wildlife Walk

A gentle stroll along the River Stour with naturalist and artist Richard Allen, to observe the birds and other wildlife found in this rich habitat. there should be newly arrived warblers, nightingales & cuckoos singing from the marsh, whilst along the river the chance of a kingfisher.