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The Endeavour

Historic sailing Barge to stay in

       The Endeavour is a fabulous late 1800’s historic sailing barge which can be hired through The Grove Cottages for weekends, short breaks and weekly holidays. It Is Big… and sleeps 6 in comfort with one en-suite shower bathroom and 2 other bathrooms one with a bath ! but can easily fit in…

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Walking in Suffolk

Countryside around Nayland, Suffolk

Suffolk is great walking country with its tranquil landscapes and no fewer than two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s thought of as being a fairly flat county, but actually it’s gently undulating which makes for easy walking along the 3,500 miles of public footpaths. Walking is a popular leisure pursuit in Suffolk, and there are…

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Historic Sailing Barge Victor

Sailing Barge Victor, Ipswich, Suffolk

Summertime is the perfect season for a gentle sail along one of Suffolk’s many rivers. Better still if the trip takes place on an historic sailing barge such as the Sailing Barge Victor, which sails out of Ipswich and along the beautiful River Orwell. I took such a trip recently, on a warm Friday evening….

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RSPB Minsmere on Suffolk’s Coast

RSPB Minsmere on Suffolk’s Coast

A couple of weeks ago, we took trip to RSPB Minsmere on the Suffolk coast for a spot of bird watching and a relaxing stroll around the 2,500 acre nature reserve. We packed our binoculars, along with a camera, walking boots, rain jackets (just in case), sunscreen (just in case) and our much-needed bird identification…

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Creative Adventures in Suffolk

Suffolk Walking Festival ©Monika Koch

If you are planning a visit to Suffolk this spring or summer, what about joining a photography workshop or nature-themed walk while you are here? The evocatively named Wild Adventures Under Suffolk’s Skies is a company specialising in themed walks, predominantly along the Suffolk coast. Their programme for the year includes sleepovers on the RSPB’s…

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