Category Archives: Recent Features

Birch Gallery & Tea Room

Tucked away in the countryside between Colchester and Tiptree, the Birch Gallery & Team Room is worth seeking out if you’re after a cuppa and a slice of cake with some artwork on the side!

Five Parishes Show, 79th Year

The Five Parishes show is in its 79th year, and took place earlier today at Fingringhoe Ranges, to the south of Colchester. It’s the first one we’ve been to, and we enjoyed it – until the rain came!

Dedham walking tour

During the summer the Dedham Vale Project and the National Trust organise many different tours of Constable Country looking at the beautiful scenery and buildings…

Essex Castle Bike Ride 2011

After some pretty foul weather for the last couple of weeks, today was dry and bright at times, if a little windy. Almost perfect weather for the Essex Castle bike ride.

The Swan – Chappel

The Swan is beautiful 14th Century inn, located in the shadow of the majestic Chappel viaduct, which is a pretty unique piece of landscape to have at the bottom of your beer garden!

Layer Marney Tower Beer and Music Festival

After a morning cycling round the countryside doing the Tour of Tendring, a relaxing afternoon was the order of the day, and we picked well in heading off to Layer Marney Tower for their mini beer and music festival.