'Get into the picture' (Border Essex/Suffolk) (Details 14/7)

Sat 25th Jul 2015

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Compared to "Strider", more details of this walk have been added to clarify travel options
Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Meet Manningtree Stn. Circular walk

Train from Liverpool Street (dep 08.30). (Get day return from Manningtree). There are frequent return trains.
Using Essex Way and Stour Valley Walk we will explore some of the sites where John Constable painted his famous canvasses

General Notes
Easy pace. Picnic lunch and refreshment stop in cafe / pub. Assistance dogs only please
Start and Finish

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Walk Report

Get Into the Picture, Saturday 25th July 2015
10 walkers, 16 miles - leader Susanne Waldschmidt
Ten lucky walkers missed the horrible rain on Friday and Sunday and squeezed in a beautiful and relaxing walk on Saturday with not a drop of rain.
The general consensus was that we had plenty of time to appreciate the sites where Constable had painted while also getting a good walk in. Lunch was enjoyed with Gerry the cat, the custodian of Langham church, and we also fitted in a pub stop. The icing on the cake (literally) was a fete in Dedham Church with home-made cakes and tea / coffee all for just a pound. We could study the single Constable painting (not his best) in the Church at leisure while we scoffed our refreshment.



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