Pics contributed by Sarah and Nick; story by Jan.
The sun was shining and it was a very warm and bright day: perfect for our Stutton walk along the River Stour. The meeting point was the Stutton village community hall and after 16 of us gathered, we set off at 10.30am along the public footpaths around the back of the hall before crossing the main road that goes through Stutton village. The next part of the walk incorporated a stretch of the driveway which leads down to the very stunning Stutton Hall, a Grade ll* listed building.
Turning off from the driveway, we then made our way down to the banks of the beautiful River Stour. After walking along the wooded cliff path, we headed down onto the foreshore where we parked up for a drink and a snack stop whilst enjoying the wonderful views along the river. After refreshments and plenty of scenery gazing we carried on along the river before our walk headed inland.
The next stretch took us through farmland whilst also giving us a chance to glimpse Crowe Hall in the distance, another Grade ll* listed building. The last section of the walk took us back up to the main road. After making our way across the road we then headed back to the community village hall via the many public village footpaths.
From there we then walked the very short distance to the Gardeners Arms PH in Stutton for some very well-deserved pub grub washed down by several cold drinks which we all enjoyed whilst sitting outside in the very pleasant garden seating area.