Walk in Constables Country 28th October 2011

We set off from Highview Grange site and drove to Dedham on the 28th October 2011 for a walk from Dedham to Flatford Mill.

Lucy and Adam standing in a Ford.





We walked along crossing the bridge over the River Stour, looking down on the boat hire and watching the chub and dace swimming in the currents.



Ben couldn't resist getting wet.
We followed the river along...................



After about 3/4 to a mile, the ground got too much for the mother-in-law, so she and Jeanette set back to the car, whilst the rest of us carried on.

We crossed the Fen Bridge but stopped to have a game of Pooh Sticks first. Then continued further along the river.


A herd of cows sheltering in the bushes.


Bridge Cottage

Bridge Cottage

Bridge Cottage

Bridge Cottage

Bridge Cottage
I has another look around the exhibition again, forgetting the low ceiling n the building I managed to whack my head quite hard...Ouch!!

A nice Halloween picture taken inside the exhibition.

The Haywain by John Constable, set at Flatford Mill.


Just round the corner from here was a RSPB garden where the kids did a field hunt looking for clues and won some wild flower seeds and other bits.


Bridge Cottage
Back to where we came off down the road to Flatford Mill.

Location of Constables Boat building picture





Flatford Mill, site of the haywain



Bridge Cottage

Bridge Cottage


Bridge Cottage





On our way back we walked back through a boggy flooded area, I said to the kids walk over here it looks too deep there, and as usual kids don't listen and Adams welly gets sucked off and he left standing on one leg with his welly floating about in the water. Did look funny though lol.
And finally back to Dedham!


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