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River Stour Boat Trips to the Henny Swan, every Sunday in Sudbury

Author: Nick Moore Published: 5th June 2016 15:22

 River trips on the Stour, Sudbury, to The Henny SwRiver Stour Boat Trips to The Henny Swan, Sudbury, Suffolk.

Boat Trips on the River Stour in Sudbury will meander down the river every Sunday over the Summer to the Henny Swan.

The delightful Henny Swan overlooks the River and you can get a refreshing drink and a gorgeous meal too.

Manager Tracy syas, 'I think it's fantastic that our customers can arrive by boat as well as the usual methods! Kayakers are welcome to launch from the jetty too or on the bank by our wild flower meadow. Booking is advised, particularly for large parties.'

Please see http://www.thehennyswan.co.uk for more details.

 The Henny Swan's well stocked cellar

There are three boats to choose from, each with which comes with a knowledgeable Skipper whom will tell you about the history of the river and anything else you would like to know!

It is not expensive, but highly enjoyable - you can even take your dog if everyone is happy with your canine!

About the River Stour Trust, Sudbury

The River Stour Trust is a registered charity led by volunteers dedicated to the restoration and conservation of the River Stour Navigation for the benefit and enjoyment of the public.

For generations the River Stour occupied a central position in the lives of people living on its banks, both in work and play. It is one of the most attractive rivers in the country, winding through a wide pastoral and wooded valley past towns and villages of great beauty and with many historical associations.

We seek to reinstate through navigation, improve river access points and campaign for a change to the byelaws in order to permit electric boats on the whole stretch of the River Stour. We actively encourage use of the river and particularly promote the use of small and electrically powered craft that are silent in operation and environmentally friendly. We organise many river-based activities and fundraising events on or near the river, we operate river trips for the public and hold regular working parties to maintain the locks and structure in our care.

We have undertaken several successful restoration projects – Flatford Lock, Dedham Lock, Great Cornard Lock, Flatford Barge Dock (in association with the National Trust), the Quay Basin at Sudbury, Gasworks Cut at Sudbury and The Granary building at Quay Lane, Sudbury. We are currently working towards the restoration of Stratford St Mary Lock to open a further three miles of the navigation.

We have built a Visitor Education Centre on the site next to Great Cornard Lock which enables visitors to learn about the history of the River Stour Navigation, its importance in Britain’s industrial and cultural heritage and the Trust’s own role in promoting use of this historic waterway. We rescued an original Stour Lighter which has been fully restored under the Managing a Masterpiece scheme.The next stage of its life will bring it back to being used on the River Stour as a trip boat and floating classroom to be enjoyed by future generations.

River Stour Trust in Sudbury runs the cruises.

http://www.riverstourtrust.org

 

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