Constable Country Walk - Essex & Suffolk

Easy walking in the delightful area of water-meadows, villages, and churches, immortalised by one of Britain's greatest painters, John Constable. Such is the identification of the area with him, that it has become known as 'Constable country', the epitome of the gentle English countryside.

Itinerary

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DAY 1: Arrive Dedham for overnight.

Dedham is a thriving village with many beautiful houses, and good shops and restaurants and the Church of St. Mary the Virgin, with its Constable painting on permanent display.

DAY 2: Riverside walk Riverside walk alongside the Stour to Flatford Mill, immortalised by John Constable. Continue to East Bergholt, the birthplace of the artist, before returning to Dedham for overnight. 7 miles.

DAY 3: Village walk Walk to include the beautiful villages of Stoke-by-Nayland and Nayland, where a copy of one of Constable's paintings is to be seen in its original setting. Overnight Nayland.

DAY 4: Departure. An additional night and circular walk is available at Nayland.

Price:

£295.00 per person based on two people sharing a room

Single supplement on request

Practical Information:

ACCOMMODATION:

A selection of carefully chosen B&B's or Inns – all rooms with private bathrooms. Upgrades are possible and it is possible to mix and match the accommodation if you wish – please ask us.

WHAT TO TAKE

Sturdy walking boots and walking socks (with a change of socks in rucksack), rucksack/day pack, 1 x water bottle with 1 litre capacity, insect repellent, sun glasses, sun hat, sun block/cream, compass, torch, first-aid kit

WHEN TO GO

April to October. Accommodation will be difficult to obtain on UK national holidays unless booked well in advance (and may require an alteration to the programme).

GETTING THERE:

London airports are the closest airports.

Arrival in Dedham is via train to Colchester and then either bus (approx 25 mins on the 80A or 81A) or taxi from Colchester to Dedham.

Departure from Nayland: Bus (84) or taxi to Colchester form where onward rail connections are available.

INCLUDED:

3 nights B&B with private bathrooms, luggage transportation each walking day, route notes and maps, local back-up.

NOT INCLUDED:

Lunches, dinners, drinks, insurance, anything not mentioned in programme.

INSURANCE

We recommend that you take out appropriate holiday insurance covering you against illness, injury, and loss or damage to luggage. This insurance should also cover the possibility of your having to cancel your holiday for whatever reason.