Landscape group field trip to Dedham Vale - report

19 April 2016

SIG: Landscape

Image: River Stour (c) Nick Akers

Dedham Vale is an area of outstanding natural beauty made famous by the painter John Constable.

It was a pleasure to meet other members of the Landscape Group at Flatford Mill on a day which turned out gloriously sunny with the sky giving us quite bright and dramatic clouds with detailed interest.

We set off first as a group to Willy Lott's Cottege before it got too busy and from there we split up and found our own photographic points of interest along the River Stour as it meanders through the water meadows to Dedham.

After a group lunch in the Flatford Mill Cafe we set off to Hillhouse Woods at West Bergholt to photograph carpets of Bluebells, wonderfully structured Oak Trees and Wild Flowers.

I have had feed back from members saying 'they enjoyed the day very much, particularly meeting other Landscape Group members.

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Pauline Benbrook, Event organiser / Committee member