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Saturday, 28 April 2018

Saturday Walk Manningtree Circular

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This is a walk through the Stour valley that Constable loved, passing by the settings of some of his most famous paintings, a landscape now protected as the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At Flatford, you can learn more about John Constable & there is an exhibition by 4 local artists in the Boat House.

Length 10.7m, 17.3km 4 out of 10

Trains: Get the 0930 Norwich train from Liverpool Street (Stratford 0938) arr Manningtree 1031. Return trains are xx53 & xx02 plus trains at 1619, 1719, 1919.

Lunch: Sun Inn , Dedham (tel 01206 323 351) daily from 12 noon to 3.30 pm. The Dedham Centre Tearoom (tel 01206 322 677) in the Arts & Crafts Centre serves vegetarian food from 12 noon to 2.00 pm daily. For a late lunch, there are three pubs to choose from in Stratford St Mary.

Tea: National Trust’s Bridge Cottage Tearoom, by Flatford Mill (closes 5pm). Manningtree has a station buffet.

2 comments:

Mr M Tiger said...

N=4 started on a day that w=started-slightly-damp-got-wetter-briefly-then-dry-and-was-cool-and-overcast It was largely firm underfoot but there were patches that would have kept any mudlarks happy. The end stretch after Flatford was slippery, uneven and a bit splishy sploshy. A light sprinkling of bluebells en route as well as both campions. Too early for the buttercups. Two ate in the Sun, two picnicked in the rain. Not sure what happened to the faster two later, but the slower two skipped tea and headed for the station and caught the 17:19

Anonymous said...

The "faster two" pressed on, stopping briefly at Flatford Mill and making an interesting detour to the church at East Bergholt, which i am planning to use as a case example of poor project planning, 16th century style. we just missed the 1619 so had time for tea at the station cafe (coffee only served until 11am) where I mentioned that I had once been asked if I was Mr Tiger . . . but the previous comment shows that I too have been labouring under a misapprehension about his identity;-)