Forks at the ready
CELEBRATE the very best of Suffolk, with forks in hand and boots on your feet. Ormiston Families’ flagship event, Walk with a Fork, is back for its fifth year at Helmingham Hall on September 3. The beautiful 16th-century hall and estate, on the outskirts of Ipswich, was recently named as the Historic House Association’s garden of the year.
The seven-mile walk, chosen by Lady Tollemache of Helmingham Hall, who is also Ormiston Families’ president, includes beautiful vistas, architecture and hidden valleys not usually seen by the public.
After five years of support since the Suffolk Walk with a Fork began, Mackenzie-David Events will once again be sponsoring the event, along with Aspall, bringing some of the finest cuisine and cyder the local area has to offer. Mackenzie David Events is the main lunch stop, providing venison koftas with coleslaw, salad and yoghurt which walkers can wash down with a refreshing Aspall cyder. There will also be home-grown musical entertainment.
Beakfast will be served by the tea rooms at Helmingham Hall, and the walk concludes with Alder Tree Cream Ice. Other producers include The Fish Hut, James White Drinks, Suffolk Salami, Fairfield Farm Crisps and The Cheese & Pie Man.
Tickets £23 per person (children under five go free, dogs welcome) from www.ormistonfamilies.eventbrite.com
Last year’s Walk with a Fork at Helmingham Hall, Jane Jewel, Catherine Reeve and Jenet Hemming