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Painting at the Flatford Mill Field Studies Centre

On course in Constable country

If the chance to learn new and interesting skills in an idyllic setting were not enough, there is also cake, as Tara Greaves discovered on a visit to the Field Studies Council’s flagship centre at Flatford Mill

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Walberswick village sign

Wonderful Walberswick

Since taking up residence in the coastal village, Jan Etherington has plunged into local life . . . literally

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MARTELLO HOME

Towering achievement . . . inside the coastal home of Duncan, Kristin and Lily Jackson

Duncan Jackson’s discovery of Suffolk’s heritage coast came about from a holiday in years gone by when the friends rented a beach house at Thorpeness for a summer break.

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Latitude . . . the greener festival

Latitude has always been different – both in the variety of entertainment on offer and the audience it attracts – but that also extends to its green credentials, as Tara Greaves discovered when she talked to sustainability co-ordinator Laura Pando

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View through the Italianate Garden to the Rotunda at Ickworth, Suffolk. The house was started in 1795 but not completed until 1830, with a  domed Rotunda with classcial columns and friezes and curving corridors linking rectangular wings on either side.

Everything in the garden is bella!

Sean Reid, outdoors manager at the National Trust’s Ickworth House, gives an insight into caring for one of the country’s finest Italianate gardens

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Julian Claxton Cycling, Suffolk

Run of the mills: Julian Claxton’s cycle route through picturesque Suffolk

Cycle along quiet country lanes, discover ancient windmills, wander around an Elizabethan manor house and take in the views from some of Suffolk’s finest countryside.

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Feature at Ousden House in Ousden with Alastair and Lavinia Robinson.

At home at elegant Ousden House

James Marston accepts Alastair and Lavinia Robinson’s invitation to view their historic house near Newmarket

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RSPB Minsmere unsprung

Spring at RSPB Minsmere is a magical time when wildlife is at its busiest. No wonder BBC Springwatch has decided to make the reserve its home for the next three years. Aggie Rothon reports on what the team – and we – can expect to see

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Ickworth house getting ready to open - James Marston Feature.

Open house at Ickworth

Historic home of the Hervey family and full of stunning furniture and art, Ickworth is also known for its acres of parkland and gardens. James Marston went behind the scenes

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DRINKSTONE FEATURE

A stitch in time

Community spirit is alive and well in Drinkstone thanks to the commitment and dedication of its residents as well as their skills with a needle and thread

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Suffolk tourism is on the rise

Promotional feature: Holidaycottages.co.uk look to invest in the county’s future

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5.Ray Bessell, Jane Hamilton, Geoff Abel, Roger Curtis, Jem Adams, Charles Hawke

Life on the edge

A group of determined villagers have formed a charitable trust to run and maintain one of the county’s ancient monuments. Jonathan Schofield went to meet them

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Walk this way . . . Somerleyton

David Falk, Suffolk County Council’s Countryside access manager, takes the Wherry Line train to Somerleyton and follows the Angles Way home

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Walk: a flying visit to Lackford Lakes

David Falk, manage of Suffolk County Council’s Discover Suffolk project, hides out at Suffo;kl Wildlife Trust’s nature reserve

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Animal tracking, walking free through a puddle, Schools' Holiday Club, RSPB Rye Meads, May 2013

Keeping fit with wildlife

Aggie Rothon from the RSPB discovers a cost-free alternative to the gym

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Tour guide comparing Constable's paintings to the scene at Flatford, Suffolk.

Spring ideas from the National Trust

There’s something about the arrival of spring that makes us want to get back outdoors, take a deep breath of fresh air and march off somewhere special.

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