Autumn Foraging Walk *Booking Necessary

Times : 10am ~ 12.30pm
Dates : Tues 20th Sept and Tues 27th Sept
Venue : White House Farm, Great Glemham IP17 1LS
Entry : Tickets £17.50 pp


Tuesday 20th Sept : 10am - 12.30pm at White House Farm. £17.50 pp

A guided walk through the beautiful landscape of The Upper Alde Valley, introducing wild foods, animal tracks and traditional crafts. Ticket price includes welcome refreshments before the walk and tea / coffee + bread and wild fruit jam afterwards.

Warm outdoor clothes and footwear recommended for the walk. Max 25 guests.
Venue : White House Farm, Great Glemham IP17 1LS. No dogs please [the farm is a working sheep farm].
Booking Essential : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk



Tuesday 27th Sept : 10am - 12.30pm at White House Farm. £17.50 pp


A guided walk through the beautiful landscape of The Upper Alde Valley, introducing wild foods, animal tracks and traditional crafts. Ticket price includes welcome refreshments before the walk and tea / coffee + bread and wild fruit jam afterwards.

Warm outdoor clothes and footwear recommended for the walk. Max 25 guests.
Venue : White House Farm, Great Glemham IP17 1LS. No dogs please [the farm is a working sheep farm].
Booking Essential : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk



Both walks will start from the farmyard barns with welcome refreshments and an introduction to the local landscape and wild foods that are in season. The routes will take guests through a variety of local habitats and landscape settings, including hedgerows, plantation oak woodland, self-sown broadleaved woodland, young plantations and riverside aldecarr. Emphasis will be placed upon plant / tree identification, recognising edible plants / fruits and reading the landscape – in terms of animal tracks and signs of past land use. The terrain is mostly level, but with some small slopes and boggy patches. Waterproof coats and hiking boots are recommended. There are good pubs nearby at Great Glemham [The Crown Inn] and Rendham [The White Horse] for lunches.

For more information : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk

 
  • Pop Up “Hedgerow Tea Rooms”

    Open at Weekends serving cakes and pastries supplied especially for the Festival by chef Peter Harrison.

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  • Come and visit the farm on foot or by bike:

    Free parking for cars – share journeys if you can. Children and families welcome – no dogs please.

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  • New for 2016 :

    ‘Writing at Great Glemham” – a series of Writing Residencies linked to Farm Suppers and Festival Talks.

  • Thank you to our sponsors

    Aspall Cyder and Suffolk Coast for supporting this year’s Alde Valley Spring Festival !



  • Try out local pubs :

    Try out local pubs : The Crown Inn, Great Glemham; White Horse, Sweffling; White Horse, Rendham; The Crown and Golden Key at Snape; The Ship Inn, Blaxhall are all within 4 miles.

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  • Farm Suppers with Peter Harrison:

    Each Thursday evening during the Festival - £35.50 per person – three courses served at the farmhouse refectory tables by candlelight. BYO beer / wine.

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  • New for 2017 : Festival Exhibition Quercus & Co ~

    New for 2017 : Festival Exhibition Quercus & Co ~ Celebrating the English Oak, Woodland and Widlife – including paintings and drawings by Jelly Green of trees and woodlands from around the UK.

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  • Pop Up “Hedge Quarters Tea Rooms:

    Open at Weekends and Bank Holidays serving cakes and pastries supplied especially for the Festival by chef Peter Harrison.

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  • Don’t forget local market days:

    Mondays at Campsea Ashe auction rooms [with tea room]; Tuesdays at Framlingham; Wednesdays in Saxmundham – and Snape Farmers Market on the first Saturday of the month.

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  • New for 2017 : bronzes from Maggi Hambling:

    Bronzes from Maggi Hambling’s Aftermath series on show in the Farmyard barns.



  • Come and visit the farm on foot or by bike:

    Free parking for cars – share journeys if you can. Children and families welcome – no dogs please.



  •  New for 2017 : To the Moon and Back:

    A new life size bronze by Craig Hudson of Marley the dog on display in the fields.



  •  Meet the Artists:

    Informal guided talks on Sunday afternoons during the Festival from 3-4.30pm.



  •  New for 2017 : “Handmade”

    A series of over ten Workshop Residencies and Open Studios showcasing local crafts and heritage skills – inc chair making, knife making, wood turning. Open at weekends and Bank Holidays.

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  •  New for 2017 : ‘Writing at Great Glemham”:

    A series of Writing Residencies linked to Farm Suppers each Thursday and Festival Talks each Friday with guests Alistair Carr, Aljos Farjon and Jack Cooke.

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  •  The Big Spring Picnic Saturday 20th May:

    The Big Spring Picnic takes place on Saturday 20th May. BYO picnic sourced from local shops in Framlingham, Saxmundham, Leiston, Snape, Aldeburgh & Orford ! Booking essential – limited places.

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  •  Spring Festival launches on 22nd April:

    This year’s Spring Festival launches on 22nd April for 4 weeks with a rich programme of Farm Suppers, Festival Talks, Open Studios and Meet the Artists sessions.

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  • Don’t forget local market days :

    Mondays at Campsea Ashe auction rooms [with tea room]; Tuesdays at Framlingham; Wednesdays in Saxmundham – and Snape Farmers Market on the first Saturday of the month.

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Works for Sale

We have some wonderful works by artists that exhibit at the festival currently for sale. Details >
   
The Festival Shop

Stocking a range of unusual cards, books, walking sticks and other handmade items made on the farm & by local artisans. Details >
   
The Suffolk Chair Collection

The Collection of original early – mid nineteenth century Ball Backs has been set up as a design reference collection. Details >

   
Icon Painting in the Alde Valley

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Food Adventures

We have listed some of the Alde Valleys outstanding food businesses.
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Places to Stay

The Alde Valley and East Suffolk are full of good homestays, holiday cottages, B&Bs and hotels.
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