Event category: Outdoors

Henny Summer Fete

Drawing of Henny Fete

2pm – Fun Dog Show – £2 per entry – enrol by 1:45pm

1. Prettiest Bitch
2. Most Handsome Dog
3. Best Young Handler
4. Best Paw Shaker or Party Trick
5. Dog with Waggiest Tail
6. Best Fancy Dress
7. Best In Show

3:30pm – Duck Race – £3 per entry – purchase by 3:15pm

1st Prize £100
2nd Prize £50
3rd Prize £25

*Fun for all the family*

Lots of Games, Arts and Crafts, Tombola, Bric A Brac, Teas and Car Park

Henny Fete poster

Henny Fete poster

Sudbury to the Sea 2021 – Day 2

Kayaks and canoes on the River Stour

This popular event takes place annually over a weekend in September. Participants navigate the 24½ miles (37km) of the River Stour, from Sudbury to the Cattawade Barrier, enjoying its many delights and seeing parts of the local countryside that are inaccessible by foot or road.

It has been part of our calendar in one form or another since the 1970’s and was for many years known as ‘The Length of the River Cruise’. In 2005, it was re-branded Sudbury to the Sea although it is most commonly referred to using the acronym, S2C. The event was originally designed to ensure that the Navigation was used and to note any problems on the river. These are still important aspects but it is generally regarded as a social paddle.

Experienced and novice paddlers travel from all over the UK (and sometimes further afar!) to take part. The River Stour Trust provides help and advice along the route, a safety boat following all craft, and checkpoints at various points along the navigation. Participants must provide their own craft, personal safety equipment, transport at either end of the event, accommodation for the Saturday night (a camp-site at the midway stage), and food and drink. However, there will be some food and drink available at various places along the route.

All craft navigating the river and taking part in S2C must be registered to do so and all participants will be expected to abide by the rules of S2C.

Sudbury to the Sea 2021 – Day 1

Kayaks and canoes on the River Stour

This popular event takes place annually over a weekend in September. Participants navigate the 24½ miles (37km) of the River Stour, from Sudbury to the Cattawade Barrier, enjoying its many delights and seeing parts of the local countryside that are inaccessible by foot or road.

It has been part of our calendar in one form or another since the 1970’s and was for many years known as ‘The Length of the River Cruise’. In 2005, it was re-branded Sudbury to the Sea although it is most commonly referred to using the acronym, S2C. The event was originally designed to ensure that the Navigation was used and to note any problems on the river. These are still important aspects but it is generally regarded as a social paddle.

Experienced and novice paddlers travel from all over the UK (and sometimes further afar!) to take part. The River Stour Trust provides help and advice along the route, a safety boat following all craft, and checkpoints at various points along the navigation. Participants must provide their own craft, personal safety equipment, transport at either end of the event, accommodation for the Saturday night (a camp-site at the midway stage), and food and drink. However, there will be some food and drink available at various places along the route.

All craft navigating the river and taking part in S2C must be registered to do so and all participants will be expected to abide by the rules of S2C.

Manningtree Beer Festival

People drinking beer by the River Stour

The 16th Manningtree Beer Festival, offering a range of real ale, cider, wines and prosecco, will be taking place in the marquee by the beach.

Kegs of beer in a marquee A band playing on a stage in a marquee People drinking beer by the River Stour

Manningtree Beer Festival

People drinking beer by the River Stour

The 16th Manningtree Beer Festival, offering a range of real ale, cider, wines and prosecco, will be taking place in the marquee by the beach.

Kegs of beer in a marquee A band playing on a stage in a marquee People drinking beer by the River Stour

Stour Valley Path 50k and 100k races

Four people running on the Stour Valley path

The SVP100 covers almost the entire length of the well marked trail, and is one of the longest point to point races in East Anglia. The 50k version of the race covers the latter half of the footpath between Sudbury and Cattawade.

Two men running on the Stour Valley path

Walk ‘n’ Water – ROUTE 1: Sudbury & Henny

Image of walkers along side the River Stour and an electric boat on the river.

Dates: Thursdays – 8 July, 19 August, 9 September, 7 October

A guided 3.5 mile walk along part of the Stour Valley & St. Edmunds Way. The walk will start at 10.00am from the Granary heading to Henny. The route is a little hilly with varied terrain but there are no stiles and the view is worth it! The boat/s meet the group at The Henny Swan and walkers become passengers for the return journey back to The Granary. Free tea/coffee is provided but remember to bring your own packed lunch! Overall duration: 4 hours

Cost: Adult (12 yrs+) £16.00 / Dogs £1

Walk ‘n’ Water – ROUTE 1: Sudbury & Henny

Image of walkers along side the River Stour and an electric boat on the river.

Dates: Thursdays – 8 July, 19 August, 9 September, 7 October

A guided 3.5 mile walk along part of the Stour Valley & St. Edmunds Way. The walk will start at 10.00am from the Granary heading to Henny. The route is a little hilly with varied terrain but there are no stiles and the view is worth it! The boat/s meet the group at The Henny Swan and walkers become passengers for the return journey back to The Granary. Free tea/coffee is provided but remember to bring your own packed lunch! Overall duration: 4 hours

Cost: Adult (12 yrs+) £16.00 / Dogs £1

Walk ‘n’ Water – ROUTE 1: Sudbury & Henny

Image of walkers along side the River Stour and an electric boat on the river.

Dates: Thursdays – 8 July, 19 August, 9 September, 7 October

A guided 3.5 mile walk along part of the Stour Valley & St. Edmunds Way. The walk will start at 10.00am from the Granary heading to Henny. The route is a little hilly with varied terrain but there are no stiles and the view is worth it! The boat/s meet the group at The Henny Swan and walkers become passengers for the return journey back to The Granary. Free tea/coffee is provided but remember to bring your own packed lunch! Overall duration: 4 hours

Cost: Adult (12 yrs+) £16.00 / Dogs £1