Guided walk: Tollesbury

Ref: C2226388

A guided circular walk of historical interest and quaintness in and around Tollesbury village.

Course aim

A guided walk through the village of Tollesbury.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • Sensible footwear is recommended and appropriate attire for an outside walk - we cannot guarantee the weather!

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Discuss how Tollesbury earned its nickname of the village of the 'Plough and Sail'.
  • Discuss the southern 'end of the line' - the importance of the one time railway from Kelvedon to Tollesbury (the 'Crab and Winkle').
  • Review the self-sufficiency of a riverside village at the 'end of the road'.
  • Discuss the parish church and why it has its 'Swearing Font'.

How will I be taught?

  • The session involves a guided walk around the village and you are encouraged to ask and respond to questions throughout.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • The event is informal and the guide will use question and answer and encourage group and individual participation in discussion throughout.

What else do I need to know?

  • Sensible walking shoes and attire appropriate to weather conditions on the day. You may find a small notepad and pen useful or a camera/phone to take pictures if you would like a record of what you have seen.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Guided walk: Tollesbury

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You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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