- From Wingham it is easy to walk to Stodmarsh following the public footpaths, through the charming villages of Ickham, Seaton and Wickhambreaux. See their water mills and ancient churches and maybe stop for a drink at the Duke William in Ickham or the Rose Inn on the Green in Wickhambreaux before continuing on through fields of orchards and soft fruits to Stodmarsh and the National Nature Reserve. Experience the peace and tranquillity of the open water, the reed beds and marshes and view the abundance of wildlife from the hides.
- Enroute to the Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve you will pass a number of traditional country pubs serving great food, wines and beers. Depending on how far you walk – and your speed – you can time lunch accordingly at either the Duke William in Ickham, the Rose Inn in Wickhambreaux or the Red Lion in Stodmarsh. If you make it as far as the other end of the reserve, you will come to the Grove Ferry. We recommend that you either arrive early or book in advance on a Sunday.
- In Wingham you’ll find ET Wilmshurst Baker, selling speciality breads, rolls, savouries, morning goods and cakes. Wingham also boasts three farm shops – the Little Stour Farm Shop and Whistle Stop Cafe, the Little Crockshard Farm Shop which sells a range of meat (including Aberdeen Angus beef), fruit, vegetables and flowers, and the Wingham Country Market Farm Shop and Garden Centre, which sells a wide range of organic produce.