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Tales from Mildenhall’s River: River History Walk

On this walk you will hear stories about swimming, fishing and having fun in the rivers, as well as seeing sites of Mildenhall’s trading, industrial and social history.

September 14, 2023
13:30pm -15:30pm
Mildenhall, Suffolk
Free to participants with thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Tales from Mildenhall’s River: River History Walk

The walk will begin at the large recreational ground of Jubilee Fields, crossing the River Lark on the footbridge next to the scenic Norah Hanbury-Kelk Meadows nature reserve. We will then follow the river as it winds its way along, passing the historical Gas Pool sluice and Bridge Mill. We will then cross the newly restored footbridge to follow the river past the cricket club and along to the site of another old staunch, before returning past St Marys Church and through Mildenhall town to the starting point.

This walk is part of a series of three River History Walks taking place in Autumn 2023. 

This walk will be led by Imogen Radford. Imogen is the project lead for Tales from the River, a BFER project uncovering a wide range of local stories about the Brecks Fen Edge and rivers including oral histories, myths and legends. Find out more HERE

Book now via the BFER Eventbrite.

Further Info

Walking conditions: The walk is moderately easy. Please note that the riverside paths (the first part of the walk) are narrow in places and could be muddy if it has been wet.

Meeting Point: We will meet just inside Jubilee Fields, near the exit from the lower car park (What Three Words: ///alleges.dissolve.lecturers)

Travel: The closest bus stop is located at St Mary’s Church, Mildenhall, which is a 5 minute walk away from the meeting point. Find information about bus times and services HERE

Free car parking is available in the car park adjacent to Jubilee Fields. This is the lower car park, located next to the Jubilee Centre behind Sainsburys supermarket. Please do not park in the Sainsbury supermarket car park (as it has a two -hour limit). (Jubilee Centre address: Mildenhall, Bury Saint Edmunds IP28 7HG)

Dogs: Well-behaved dogs allowed on leads

What to wear: Please wear clothing suitable for the weather, such as rain and sun protection, and warm layers. Please wear closed toe footwear, and be aware that some of the paths may be muddy under foot.

Facilities: Toilet facilities are available in Sainsburys supermarket. There are multiple places to purchase refreshments in Mildenhall town centre.

For further information, or if you have any questions, please contact the walk leader, Imogen Radford:  (T) 07932 137 593 (E) imogen36@googlemail.com

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