Stour Wood and River Walk

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This walk packs an incredible amount into a shortish walk! The coppiced sweet chestnuts provide a wonderful surrounding to the start and end of the walk. Depending on the season, the wood will also delight you with a carpet of wild anemones (in late March and early April)and a similar carpet of bluebells (in late April and early May). You should find wild strawberries in summer then, in the autumn, large quantities of blackberries and chestnuts. The wood from the coppicing is mainly used to produce charcoal. The views in the wood are superb, but the views over the Stour River are unsurpassed!

You walk beside a wide stretch of the river with views across to the picturesque Suffolk shore, including the Royal Hospital School, built for the sons of mariners and with which Nelson was associated. The views along the estuary and out to sea past Harwich and Felixstowe are truly incredible. There are bird hides to view the waterfowl on the river and an adjacent RSPB reserve. A roofed information point in the car park provides further useful information, including where the local charcoal may be purchased.

England - East England - Essex - Coast

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Nature Trail, River, Sea, Wildlife, Woodland