Canoe Hire (Canoe to the Anchor Inn Pub)
Available every Saturday (& bank holiday weekends on Sunday’s) – For customers staying on site only – You can now rent a canoe to paddle Constable Country’s famous river Stour.
Our neighbour Griff Rhys Jones described the area as the “Venice of East Anglia” and we have a beautiful stretch of river to explore both upstream and downstream.
Canoe Hire – 10am till 6pm (8 hours) – £55 all day hire – Buoyancy aids for children are free of charge – The canoes can seat either 3 adults only or 2 adults & 2 children – Canoes can be taken to the Anchor Inn Pub Nayland downstream via two step weir portages. Canoes can be shared between groups & taken both upstream & downstream from the site.
£0 – Childrens’ buoyancy aids
£5 – per adult buoyancy aid (full day hire)
We have limited availability of canoes for hire on site. Please let me know if this is something of interest and I can check availability for you.
Once booked, any cancellations must have at least 24 hours notice.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and bookings.
Nayland and Wiston (Wissington) – The Heart of Constable Country – Explore the charming Suffolk village of Nayland which is characterised by picturesque 15th century buildings. The Suffolk Stour was the ancient division between Suffolk & Essex and Nayland & Wiston are two of the many settlements on its northern bank – Walk, drive or canoe to visit Nayland (2 miles).
The Blue Owl Ceramics Studio is a wonderful place to visit as a family or solo and offers coffee & cake, a gift area and a fun craft zone for children & adults. Please call up for ceramics painting bookings – Nayland Road, Gt. Horkesley, Essex, CO6 4AH – 01206 271 990 – (2.6 miles)
Dedham Vale Vineyard is set in 40 acres of glorious rolling English countryside, on the edge of the Stour Valley in the Dedham Vale. The vineyard produces six styles of award winning wines, and the Estate offers its proprietary cider, signature fruit liqueurs as well as vineyard tours – Dedham Vale Vineyard, Green Lane, Boxted, Essex, CO4 5TS – 01206 271 136 – (4.3 miles)
Toxic Archery – Take up the challenge of multi-zone archery days and battle the hordes of evil beasts from zombies to mutated giant insects and Vampires to the survivors of a crashed alien vessel or maybe the local Dragon will show up. You will be thoroughly coached by one of the training staff who will then lead your group of brave adventurers around the zones.
Flatford, East Bergholt – The Hay Wain (1821) scene by John Constable (1776-1837) was painted at Willy Lott’s Cottage near Flatford Mill. The site where the Hay Wein was painted is now a famous tourist destination – Flatford Road, East Bergholt, Suffolk, CO7 6UL – 01206 297110 (15.0 miles)
Wissington Church (11th Century – Yes, that’s seriously old!) is just a short walk via public footpath from the site – Try to find the world famous Wiston Dragon on the wall that has been there hundreds of years…but watch out he breathes fire… – Wissington, Nayland, Suffolk, CO6 4LX – 01206 262453 – (0.4 miles)