Event category: Walk

Time-out, responding to landscape with Terry Flower

A painting of a rolling road over hill with trees and clouds

One-day workshop beginning with short walk from artists studio to gather responses to the landscape: drawings, photos, found objects and words. These will form the basis for participants to create a small bookwork back in the studio.

Outline. The workshop will start with an introductory talk about the day ahead. Examples will be shown of the possible outcomes we might create to help fire the imagination. After the introductory talk we will take a short walk from the studio over to Belchamp Walter church. The purpose of the walk will be to gather responses in the form of words, images and small natural objects. These will be used as the basis, and stimulation, for a small bookwork produced under the guidance of Terry Flower back in the studio. The purpose of the day will not be to make refined outcomes, but small proposal/sketch/ book works to stimulate more refined artworks at some future date. The day will also provide students with a working methodology for the individual to use as a template for future personal responses to landscape.

Since graduating from Goldsmiths in 1986 I have been a committed teacher and practitioner, I divide my time equally between the two and feel one feeds into the other. My theme is landscape, which is explored through sculpture, photography and bookworks. My work is a prompt, encouraging the exploration of the landscape around us. No place is mundane, each has some magic to offer and rewards those with time enough to pause and engage. One does not need an exotic location to begin, it’s out there in the most ordinary of places happening every day.

Writing And Walking With Geoff Nicholson

Geoff Nicholson walking in a garden

Geoff Nicholson, author of the Lost Art of Walking and Walking in ruins, conducts a practical writing workshop. We’ll walk, we’ll write, we’ll talk and then we’ll walk some more. A light lunch will be provided at North House Gallery, Manningtree.

Flatford Nature Day

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

£3 per child

Walk ‘n’ Water

A River Stour Trust guided 3.5 mile walk along part of the Stour Valley & St. Edmunds Way. The walk has two stiles and is a little hilly, it will start at 10.00am from the Granary walking to the Henny Swan and returning by boat. Free tea/coffee is provided but remember to bring your own packed lunch!

Cost: £15 per adult, £7.50 per child.

Walk ‘n’ Water

A River Stour Trust guided 3.5 mile walk along part of the Stour Valley & St. Edmunds Way. The walk has two stiles and is a little hilly, it will start at 10.00am from the Granary walking to the Henny Swan and returning by boat. Free tea/coffee is provided but remember to bring your own packed lunch!

Cost: £15 per adult, £7.50 per child.

Walk ‘n’ Water – Sudbury to Henny

A River Stour Trust guided 3.5 mile walk along part of the Stour Valley & St. Edmunds Way. The walk has two stiles and is a little hilly, it will start at 10.00am from the Granary walking to the Henny Swan and returning by boat. Free tea/coffee is provided but remember to bring your own packed lunch!

Cost: £15 per adult, £7.50 per child.

Suffolk Walking Festival

With over 123 events featuring new long distance walks, a 5-day challenge walk, Dawn Chorus and Twilight Safari, a Magna Carta walk, Anglo Saxon themed archaeological walks; rambles round the peninsula, river walks, discover Orford Ness with a sheepdog and even rides in vintage military vehicles!   Plus much, much more!

 

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.

River Stour Health Walk, Sudbury

Walk along the bank of the River Stour in Sudbury taking in the views that Thomas Gainsborough would have seen, starting from the Kingfisher Leisure Centre. This will be a grade 2/3 walk – no stiles – dogs welcome but must be on a lead. To book a place please email: suecalver@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk