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If you love hiking and want to experience a unique combination of great views, countryside adventures, fresh sea air, luxury hotel rooms and delicious dining, then step into our ‘Walk The Milsom Way’ experience package.

Combine overnight stays in Dedham, Harwich and Kesgrave with a fantastic set of walks along parts of the famous Essex Way on day one.

During the three-day walk, you’ll discover the heart of Constable Country, the rivers Stour and Deben, the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Flatford Mill, Stour Estuary Nature Reserve, Manningtree, Mistley Towers, Furze Hill Woods, Wrabness Nature Reserve, Copperas Bay, Ramsey Windmill, Dovercourt Bay and Beach and Historic Harwich – to name but a few attractions along the way!

The terrain is mainly flat and comprising a combination of footpaths and country roads. If you decide to walk from Ramsey to The Pier, you will also be able to enjoy the North Sea Coast.

So pack your comfortable hiking boots, check into one of our Dedham hotels, pick up a guide map and let the adventure begin!

Walk The Milsom Way itinerary

Day 1
  • Check in from 3pm for an overnight stay at Milsoms Dedham or Talbooth House & Spa
  • Dinner at Milsoms or Talbooth Restaurant
Day 2
  • Full buffet breakfast at Milsoms
  • Suggested departure 10am to Ramsey following part of the The Essex Way into Dedham. Continue along to Flatford (Willy Lots cottage) through Mistley and arrive at Ramsey around 3pm
  • Milsom team will collect you and drive you to The Pier in Harwich
  • Check in, dinner and overnight stay at The Pier
Day 3
  • Breakfast at The Pier
  • Suggested 10am departure, sailing with Harwich Harbour Ferry to Languard Fort and Felixstowe
  • Walk along the coast and the river Deben to Waldringfield
  • Milsom team to drive you to Milsoms Kesgrave Hall & Spa at your preferred collection time
  • Dinner and an overnight stay at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall (your luggage will have been delivered in advance)
Day 4
  • Full buffet breakfast at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall before check-out

This experience is available from £550 per person, based on two sharing.

To book, please call 01206 322795 or email [email protected]

This is based on two people sharing, and is subject to availability. A £100 supplement applies if your stay includes a Saturday night. Valid from April to October. 

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Talbooth House & Spa

01206 322367

A luxury boutique hotel in Essex, looking out across Constable’s Countryside and Dedham Vale.

  • 12 uniquely designed bedrooms
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Talbooth Spa

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Talbooth Restaurant

01206 323150

Great food and great service at this stunning restaurant beside the River Stour.

  • Riverside terrace and lawn
  • Outdoor marquee perfect for weddings
  • Private dining options available

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The Pier

01255 241212

Visit our hotel and restaurants by the coast for something a little different.

  • 14 individual bedrooms
  • All-day dining in the bar brasserie
  • Fresh sea food caught daily

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01206 322795

Escape from the bustle and relax at this charming hotel with bar, restaurant, lounge and terrace.

  • 15 quiet and relaxing bedrooms
  • Bar and restaurant with all-day dining
  • Two great spaces for meetings or private dining

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Kesgrave Hall

01473 333741

Charming hotel and restaurant set in beautiful grounds in the heart of Suffolk.

  • 23 en-suite bedrooms
  • Relaxed brasserie – open all day
  • Premier event venue The Hangar

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