Micro Event: Constable Country - Stour Valley Circular

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Aug 22

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Event booking closes on Aug 20 at 10:30:00
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Relatively flat, some road walking, some footpaths - but just over 10 miles

Join me for this circular day walk that takes in some of the best parts of the Stour Valley, including the famous National Trust site Flatford Mill, where John Constable composed numerous paintings in the early 1800's. Also passing the quaint village of Dedham, this route at just under 11 miles promises to stretch the legs as much as the love of the countryside as we ramble alongside the River Stour (pronounced Stooer by some).  I was reminded earlier I led this walk three years ago - so let's hope I remember where I'm going.  

Are dogs welcome? Yes - but if we stop at a cafe it may mean sitting outside and as it will (hopefully) be warm enough hydration for you and your four-legged friend will be needed.  Please just bear in mind that we will pass through both farmland and roadside and there may be stiles to consider on route.

Micro Events – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
  • Please join events within around one hour’s travel from your home, rather than travelling longer distances to get there.
  • Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
  • Public transport use to the start point is discouraged, as this is a non-essential journey. No car sharing to the start point unfortunately either.
  • Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice.
  • Each person can only attend one OutdoorLads micro event a week. (Leaders to leave at least three days between events they lead.)
  • On walks, one person to hold open gates and allow everyone to walk through – so minimising surfaces that multiple people touch. 
  • Be aware that opportunities for toilet stops may be minimal if facilities are closed.
  • Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
  • Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!

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Photo credits and thank you's to: 

Andy Gent

Kyle Newman

Flatford Mill - The Hay Wain
Dedham sign
Boats at Dedham
Flatford Mill - The Hay Wain
Dedham sign
Boats at Dedham


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