Refugee walk to Flatford

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This week, the National Landscape team led a guided walk to Flatford for a refugee group as part of our ongoing Landscapes for All activities to make the countryside more accessible.

Almost 50% of the group were repeat walkers from previous refugee guided walks, which shows the impact being outside on the National Landscape has had on the group.

Two of the individuals are also hoping to sign up for volunteering work, in particular an interest in volunteering for walks to learn more about Suffolk and Essex.

The group met Mohammed there, who had been a refugee and out on Landscapes for All walks last year. Mohammed has the right to remain and now has a job at the Field Studies Council. Most of this group now have right to remain and are loving the National Landscapes.  

The group caught the train to Manningtree and walked to Flatford where the RSPB put on nature based craft activities in the wildlife garden, and a fire for toasting marshmallows, followed by a short guided walk.

The walk was one of a series of Landscapes for All events organised by the National Landscape, with funding from the Dedham Vale Sustainable Development Fund. Find out more about Landscapes for All at