Summer walks in the Waveney and Blyth area

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Waveney and Blyth Arts are organising a number of summer walks fit for every occasion, age and interest.

There are nine walks to choose from in the programme with some set in the Bungay and Halesworth area.

A wheelchair friendly three-mile afternoon stroll takes place on Sunday, August 31, from 2-5pm, through tracks and fields to Mettingham Castle with its ancient gatehouse.

Artist Kerri Williams Moore has the gatehouse on her land where she runs a smallholding and keeps rare breed animals, and she will be on hand to help people draw the views.

Waveney Wind ensemble will play early music in the Gatehouse garden while those who wish take advantage of the refreshments.

The walk costs £5 (refreshments are £3 extra) and the walk is free for under 12s.

To book call Netta Swallow on 01502 470135 or email her at

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Artist Sarah Cannell will be giving a guided walk on Monday, September 1, from 2-4pm to the Waveney and Blyth Arts new River Art Trail.

The River Art Trail is new for this year and includes the work of nationally acclaimed sculptors including Ptolemy Elrington.

The new trail has been organised in partnership with the River Waveney Trust and it starts and finishes at the Trust’s study centre at Earsham.

The River Art Trail will be open from 10am to 4pm on weekends and Bank Holiday Monday from Sunday, until September 7.

The trail normally costs £2 to see (under 16s free) and Sarah Cannell’s guided walk costs £7, which includes the £2 entrance charge to the trail, plus tea and cake.

To book and find out more ring Geoff Doggett on 01379 853464 or email him at

You can find information about the summer walks programme by picking up a brochure, online at, or emailing