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

 

  • A talk by Maggi Hambling :

    6pm for 6.30pm start. Saturday 7th May in the barns at the farm. Email the Festival for ticket sales.




  • New for 2015/16:


    A poetry residency link between the Spring Festival and Cill Rialaig in Kerry, Eire.


  • Spring Festival 2016


    This year’s Spring Festival launches on 23rd April for 4 weeks with a rich programme of Farm Suppers, Festival Talks, Open Studios and Meet the Artists sessions....



  • 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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  • 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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  • Thank you to our sponsors

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



  • The Big Spring Picnic takes place on Saturday 14th May.

    BYO picnic sourced from local shops in Framlingham, Saxmundham, Leiston, Snape, Aldeburgh & Orford ! Booking essential – limited places....



  • 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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  • New for 2016 :

    A sound installation of a nightingale singing by Emma Green; “The Carrier” by Laurence Edwards; “Rite of Spring” by Maggi Hambling and over 200 curated works on show in the barns....



  • New for 2016 :

    “Meet the Artists” informal guided talks on Sunday afternoons during the Festival from 3-4.30pm.


  • New for 2016 :

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

  • 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 >
   
Artisan Products

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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