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This event is part of the Brecks Outdoor Festival

Lark Valley Challenge Walk

The longest walk in the Festival at point to point 13 miles! Walk along the River Lark in Suffolk, with stops to talk to local experts about the river – past, present and future.

September 13, 2024
9am - 5pm
Commencing at Mildenhall
Car Park

Lark Valley Challenge Walk

Join our Brecks Outdoor Festival Challenge Walk, exploring the River Lark from Mildenhall to Bury St Edmunds.

During the walk, you will be guided along almost the entirety of the River Lark in Suffolk following the Lark Valley Path. In addition to enjoying the characteristic Brecks landscape, views and vistas the route provides, walkers will meet a variety of people with a stake in the river and its future. This will include volunteers who have spent decades attempting to restore the river to better health and bring back characteristic chalk river features. Participants will also meet Local Authority access staff who have been protecting the rights of access and attempting to repair sections of the river and learn about their challenges in relation to climate change, flooding and increased use of the green access network, and how the river and surrounds may look in the future.


This walk will commence at Jubilee Fields (Mildenhall) and finish at the end of the Lark Valley Path, (Bury St. Edmunds). Walk leaders will guide participant to the bus and/ or train station at the end of the walk.


Lark Valley Challenge Walk

When: Friday 13th September 2024

Where: Commencing at Jubilee Fields, Mildenhall

Time: 9am – 5pm

Distance: Approx. 13 miles

Cost: £7.50pp

Booking: Please book if you wish to attend. Book Now HERE


Further Information:

Accessibility: This walk is 13 miles in distance, following the Lark Valley Path. Please note that the route may be narrow in places, and that terrain may be muddy or uneven underfoot. If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility, please contact the BFER team to assist:

(E) (T) 01473 265600


Transport: The closest bus stop to the starting location is located at St Mary’s Church, Mildenhall, which is a 5 minute walk from the meeting point. Find information about bus times and services on Free car parking is available in the car park adjacent to Jubilee Fields.


What to wear/bring: Please wear sturdy closed toe footwear suitable for walking a long distance. Please wear comfortable weather appropriate clothing, with sun and rain protection. Please bring a packed lunch, and bottle of water.