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Flatford Mill

Gentle Walking: Suffolk

Stroll through the villages and countryside of Suffolk with an accredited Blue Badge guide, and visit the scenes which inspired Gainsborough and Constable.

4 Days from £465

UK Tour

  • Luxury Coach Travel
  • Door to Door Service
  • Half Board
  • Lunch on Days 2 & 3
  • Two Guided Walks
  • Vintage Vehicle Ride
  • St George’s Distillery
  • Excursions as Listed

Please note: These tours are not suited to those with limited mobility. Excursions are subject to weather conditions and walks may be altered due to conditions on the day. A good pair of walking shoes is essential, and wet weather clothes are suggested.
Wed 1 July 2020
  • £465
  • 4 Days
  • G293

  • Twin/Double for Sole Use £60


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Itinerary

Day 1 We travel east via the Dartford Crossing, and after suitable refreshment stops, we reach our hotel in Sudbury, with tea, coffee and cake on arrival. This evening we have a welcome drink before our dinner.

Day 2 Our walk this morning begins in East Bergholt, birthplace of Constable, and continues through country lanes to Flatford Mill, with views across the Dedham Vale and River Stour Valley. We follow the course of the river through Constable Country and arrive in the village of Dedham to meet our coach. (Walk: approx 3.5 miles). By coach we make our way to Great Eastern, where we have an included Ploughman’s lunch before an introductory talk and a ride on some beautiful vintage vehicles.

Day 3 This morning’s walk begins at our hotel and crosses the water meadows of Sudbury, once inspiration to Gainsborough. We then follow the shaded path along the route of the old railway to Long Melford, where we pause for refreshments (not included). Continuing through the village, we pass the green and the Tudor Melford Hall, and visit the stunning Holy Trinity Church, before joining our coach. (Walk: approx 4.25 miles). Our afternoon is spent at St George’s Distillery, where we enjoy a two-course buffet lunch and, of course, a tasting.

Day 4 We depart after breakfast, and make our way back to the local area, reaching our taxis in the afternoon.

Mill Hotel 

The four-star Mill Hotel is situated in the centre of Sudbury on the banks of the River Stour. This converted historic building has been completely refurbished and offers bar, restaurant and large terrace with beautiful views. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel does not have a lift and only a few ground floor rooms, which are accessed by four steps.

www.themillhotelsudbury.co.uk


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