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This event is part of the Brecks Outdoor Festival

Creative Journaling Walk

Join artists from Art Branches to capture late Summer in your sketchbook. Includes useful techniques for making your own nature journal – no artistic experience required!

September 12, 2024
10am - 12.30pm
Car Park

Creative Journaling Walk

On this relaxed guided stroll, you will join local artists from Art Branches to explore the tranquil Brecks landscapes of West Stow Country Park. Along the way you learn useful techniques for creating your very own nature journal. As you wander, you will playfully experiment with nature journaling to capture your surroundings on paper.

No prior art or journaling experience is required. This walk is suitable for all levels and will be a fun opportunity for creativity in a beautiful Brecks landscape.


West Stow Country Park is a landscape of 125 acres of unspoiled countryside, with heathland, woodland, and the River Lark. The Country Park surrounds the ancient and historically significant site of West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village.


Creative Journaling Walk

When: Thursday 12th September

Where: West Stow Country Park, Icklingham Road, West Stow, Bury Saint Edmunds IP28 6HG

Time: 10am – 12.30pm

Meeting point: Outside the on-site West Stow Country park and Anglo-Saxon Village visitor centre

Age: Suitable for ages 12+. (Under 18s should be accompanied by an adult throughout).

Distance: Approx. 1.5 miles.

Tickets (booking required): Adults (18+) £5. Children fully funded. (The cost of attending has been subsidised for participants with thanks to the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund). Book Now here:



Further Information:

Accessibility: This event will involve a slow and gentle guided walk through West Stow Country Park. The park has a variety of terrain, and may be uneven or muddy underfoot. The route is mobility scooter friendly. If you have any concerns about accessibility, please contact the BFER Team via:

(E) (T) 01473 265600

Parking: On-site parking is available (please note that a £3 all day park charge applies).

Facilities: On site toilet and café facilities available. Find out more information about West Stow Country Park here

What to wear and bring: Please note that this event will be taking place outdoors. Please wear clothing appropriate for the weather, including layers and wet weather wear, or sun protection. We recommend bringing a bottle of water, and a stool, sit mat, or something to sit on.

Equipment: All art supplies will be provided.

Art Branches is a creative organisation working to improve health and wellbeing, both physical and mental, through the provision of supported creative projects that link people to their environment. Find out more here.

West Stow Country park is a vibrant Brecks landscape flanking the historical site of West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village. Find out more information about West Stow Country Park here