Festival Walk II: Craggy Churches and Ancient Oaks

Wed 19 Jun 9:30am

Tickets £28.00


Part of Aldeburgh Festival

Wednesday 19 June 2019 - 9.30am

Priority booking for Annual Donors from Tuesday 15 January, Friends from Tuesday 29 January, and Advanced Booking list (including e-ABL) from Tuesday 12 February. General booking opens on Tuesday 19 February at 10am. Find out more about joining us and priority booking.

This walk starts at Butley Mills, by the reed-choked Butley Creek. We visit two connected churches at Chillesford and Wantisden, both notable for being built partly from Coralline Crag, a stone unique to Suffolk. The quarry for both buildings lies behind Chillesford church.

After lunch, we visit one of Suffolk’s natural treasures, Staverton Thicks. Marvel at this magical woodland of ancient oak, holly and silver birch, known to have been in existence in the 14th century.

Suitable clothing and footwear essential. 6.5 miles, fairly easy going. Sorry, no dogs allowed. Please let us know any dietary requirements.


Main image by Jeremy Young