Each year we organise a programme of guided walks that highlight a particular part of our patch and celebrate connections with creative people from the past or present day – or provide an opportunity to be creative ‘en route’. The walks are led by artists, writers, historians, ecologist, volunteers and local people with a passion for place.
The extraordinary creative richness of this area is reflected in the fact that since 2011 over seventy unique walks have taken place – each one focused on different creative connections.
Savour the Sandlings
Ivor and Jean Morell take you on a walk through the beauty that is the unique countryside of The Sandlings.
Starting from the famous ‘Westleton Beds’ of flint gravel, laid down 1.85 million years ago, then across Common and Heath and through the Forest. Might we see the Silver Studded Blue butterfly or one of the UK’s rare birds, the Dartford Warbler?
£5 for W&BA members and £6 for non-members.
Sadly no dogs and you will require sturdy shoes as it’s uneven ground!
Industrial Great Yarmouth Photography Walk with Mark Cator
Take part in a practical guided photography walk led by highly-respected photographer Mark Cator around the South Denes area of Great Yarmouth. Mark is passionate about the urban landscape of the town and its fascinating industrial and cultural heritage.
Saturday 31 July, 10.30am – 1pm
£5.50 for W&BA members and £6.50 for non-members.
The walk is suitable for wheelchair users and well behaved dogs on leads.
For more information and to book for Industrial Great Yarmouth Photography Walk
Walking Right up your Street with Dean Parkin
Following on from his books and his successful video poem about the area, Dean Parkin takes you on a
tour of Lowestoft’s High Street and Scores with poems, tales and tall stories along the way. From the shops and trades of yesteryear to the forgotten traditions and old local characters, Dean will provide an entertaining and quirky guide to the historical heart of his hometown. The tour will start at the old Town Hall, take in some of the Scores and fishing village before concluding at Paperworks books & prints.
Saturday 7 August, 2 – 4.30pm
£8 for W&BA members, £10 for non-members
For more information and to book for Walking Right up your Street
Wild About Bungay with Terry and Chris Reeve
This walk, based on the book Wild About Bungay, commemorates Jasmine Lingwood, a keen nature lover, who re-established the Bungay branch of Suffolk Wildlife Trust in 2004. The book features approx. 250 colour photos of all aspects of Bungay wildlife, by local contributors, featured on the Wild About Bungay website.
Sunday 19 September, 2 – 4.30pm
£5.50 for W&BA members and £6.50 for non-members
For more information and to book for Wild About Bungay