A walk around Constable Country 28th August 2010

My family and I set off from home for a hours drive up the A12 to Start our walk around the various places that inspired many of John Constables paintings, and takes us through both Essex and Suffolk.. Our first and starting point was Dedham in Essex.


We walked up into Dedham village and had a nose around in a Art and craft centre before finding the footpath that leads us onto Flatford Mill along the beautiful River Stour.




Below is Bridge cottage by the hump back bridge..........


We came across a John Constable exhibition which we had a quick look around.It is amazing those old buildings how low the ceilings and doors were!! and I'm not even tall lol.


We then came across the location of Constable's Boat building painting, picture below....

We then set off along a lane past a beautiful B&B (pic below) and then onto Flatford Mill.

We now arrive at Flatford Mill, the location for Constables probably best known painting The Haywain.....

We now set off for East Bergholt, the birthplace of John Constable.......


At the top of the hill we come to The church in East Bergholt where Constables parents are buried....

We then walk into East Bergholt to the Red lion for a lovely dinner........


We now backtrack a little that finds the footpath back to Dedham......


We came to Fen Bridge over the Stour where the kids decided to plat pooh sticks..


We made our way back along the Stour to Dedham......


We reached Dedham, and decided to take a rowing boat out along the Stour. Mel rowed us into a tree and freaked George out for the rest of the trip, and he was only happy when I was rowing lol. It was certainly a hell of a lot harder to row back upstream!!


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