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Constable Country Walk (Suffolk) - Tour CC4:4
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Tour Name

Constable Country Walk (Suffolk) - Tour CC4:4

Duration

(4 days / 4 nights)

Price per person

Off Peak £346 / Peak £363

Grade

2

 

Linger just that little longer in those inspirational landscapes of the Dedham Vale & Stour Valley. Walk that extra mile, or make the most of the leisure facilities at your hotel: we’ll prepare all the information and the options for you, but the rest is really up to you. Take a rowing boat out on the Stour perhaps to see the water meadows from the one-time working waterways which Constable so loved. Unwind with the Stour’s every meander, discover even more Suffolk secrets and let this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty simply charm you. 

 


For your accommodation we’ve chosen two very comfortable hotels in Dedham and Stoke by Nayland.


This tour incorporates an extra night to let you relax into your stay and enjoy Constable’s local villages. If you prefer, this night may be added to the end of your stay.

Constable Country Walk (Suffolk) - Tour CC4:4

 

Day One – Arrive & relax
Arrive at Milsom's on the banks of the River Stour. Enjoy the relaxing setting and take a gentle stroll out to to get your bearings before returning for drinks on the terrace and dinner at the Good Food Guide rated bistro.

 

Day Two – Constable’s homelands
Take Walk A before returning for drinks on the terrace and dinner at the Good Food Guide rated bistro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk A : Dedham circular walk (4 - 6.5 miles)
Follow the riverside path from the hotel to the charming village of Dedham with its antique shops and craft market, continuing along the River Stour to Flatford Mill. Here you can take a short guided walk to visit seven famous scenes painted by Constable or simply relax in the riverside tea rooms. Climbing out of Dedham Vale, you’ll reach East Bergholt, Constable's birthplace with its wonderful medieval church and unique bell cage. Return to Dedham.

 

Mileage: Min 4 Max 6.5 Overnight: Dedham

Day Three – Beckoning towersConstable Country Walk (Suffolk) - Tour CC4:4
Follow Walk B to your accommodation in Stoke-by-Nayland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk B: Dedham to Stoke-by-Nayland
Our walk accompanies a beautiful stretch of the Stour Valley to Stoke-by-Nayland whose church tower often featured in Constable's paintings. Arriving at the Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel, you'll have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the facilities.

 

Mileage: Min 8 Max 8 Overnight: Stoke-by-Nayland

Day Four - Timeless villages

Explore the area around Stoke-by-Nayland and Nayland on circular Walk C before returning to your hotel in Stoke-By-Nayland. (Alternatively, you might choose to have a lazier day making the most of the facilities of the Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel – the choice is up to you!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk C: Stoke-by-Nayland circular walk (8 miles)
A mix of riverside and country walking, this route takes you along the Stour Valley path down to the pretty village of Nayland, then after a short climb out of the Stour Valley through superb Suffolk countryside.

 

Mileage: Min 8 Max 8 Overnight: Stoke-by-Nayland

Day Five - Rural (re-) treatConstable Country Walk (Suffolk) - Tour CC4:4
The final stretch, Walk D, returns you to your first hotel where you pick up your luggage before travelling home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk D: Stoke-by-Nayland to Dedham (8 miles)
Follow the St Edmunds Way south from the hotel to the village of Nayland before crossing the River Stour. Later you join The Essex Way heading towards Dedham, with the final stretch of your walk rewarding you with lovely views across the parklands of Langham Hall.

 

Mileage: Min 8 Max 8




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