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National Trust Staff Walk Out En-masse

Helen Decker and Mayor of Woodbridge at Sutton Hoo

Helen Decker and the Mayor of Woodbridge at Sutton Hoo

Members of National Trust staff and volunteers across the region have today taken part in a mass walk out– to launch the Trust’s first ever Walking Festival, which is running from 22 to 30 October.

The team at Ickworth were joined by the local primary school, and Great British athlete Helen Decker, The Mayor of Woodbridge and members of the local constabulary joined staff and volunteers at Sutton Hoo.

With more than 100 different walks to choose from during the week long nationwide ‘event’, thousands of members of the public are expected to take part in the festival, which will include little ambles, jolly rambles and big challenges – from organised and guided walks to those that can be downloaded in advance.

Visitors will also be able to ‘capture’ their favourite views and upload their photos directly onto the National Trust Facebook site via one of the giant frames (using a QR code*). The frames were the original idea of Thomas McKeown, a contemporary furniture design student at Buckinghamshire New University and were created by HM Blundeston Prison.

Those of you on Twitter can ‘tweet’ where they are walking on the day and during the week of the festival – #gonewalking .

For more details participating properties and for details of all available walks during the festival – please visit

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