St Peter’s Hall hosts Suffolk Walking Festival 2018 launch & Invitation to View properties share stunning strolls.
Congratulations to enterprising St Peter’s Hall near Bungay for hosting the launch event for 11th Suffolk Walking Festival and celebrating with the creation of a two mile heritage wander around ‘The Saints’. What a great extra way to work up a thirst – especially when their Invitation to View tours not only include a generously refreshing afternoon tea, but also a look around the famous on-site brewery!
St Peter’s Hall Suffolk with Invitation to View – find out more
So, why not walk this way with Invitation to View? A good walk and Invitation to View tour really do go hand in hand. What about a Gainsborough Trail stroll around Sudbury’s water-meadows, or a walk through Mr & Mrs Andrews’ country near Bulmer along the brook to Belchamp Hall renowned for its own fine crop of paintings by the local grandmaster? A three mile potter past Coggeshall’s great tithe barn in Essex, taking in Tudor townhouses, a watermill and stewponds, soon puts The Abbey in a very special context before (or after) its enthusiastic owner shares his passion for the place and its past.
Some Invitation to View tours in East Anglia include irresistible, exclusive walks of their own – a wander through South Elmham Hall’s ancient landscapes near Harleston, Norfolk to the enigmatic ruins of a lost ‘Minster’; a detour to discover the strange ‘toothwort’ down in the time-honoured grove at Letheringham Water Mill near Woodbridge in Suffolk.
The paths to the church or to the ‘Tea House’ are oh-so-tempting at Layer Marney Tower in Essex and beyond the walled garden at Glemham Hall, an enticing track leads to hidden little St Andrew’s church. In Norfolk, garden paths at Bressingham Hall near Diss, lead almost all the way down to the River Waveney and at Wolterton Hall landscapes fashioned by W.S Gilpin, together with fascinating tales of restoration courtesy of the Head Gardener, will surely tempt you to step down to the lake and back in time.
Wolterton Hall, Norfolk with Invitation to View – find out more
Further afield, who can resist exploring the country’s largest fritillary meadows or perhaps the Japanese stroll gardens at Morton Hall Gardens near Redditch in Worcestershire? In Wales, Bodfach Hall near Llanfyllin, Powys boasts inviting parklands bright with mature rhododendrons and azaleas to wander through and high above Devon’s River Yealm Thorn House and Gardens near Plymouth delight Invitation to View walkers with spectacular views towards Dartmoor.