We've teamed up with The   Crown  at  Stoke by  Nayland to offer an  exclusive 'explorers   package'  to help guests get   out and explore the extraordinary surrounding countryside with it's  quiet lanes, pretty villages and traditional  'Market  Towns' .


Come and explore the  countryside that   inspired  artists including Constable, Gainsborough and Turner to name a few!








explorer   breaks @

the Crown ,  nayland










How  the  package  works:  

Each guest booked into The Crown with the 'Two Night Explorer Package' is automatically assigned 4 'Explorer Credits' redeemable against equipment hire as described below.


Each 'Explorer Credit' is worth the equivalent of a 'half day hire'. 


Min 2 people ie 8 'Explorer Credits' across two days to share.


Please book directly with The Crown



 Cycle   Routes:  

Standard Plus (Hybrid) Bikes  come  with rider helmets, lock , repair kit and appropriate route mapping.


You are of course free to ride any route you like,  we have a stock of OS maps to borrow or buy   from which you can design a route.


Alternatively we have some hand picked Suggested Routes below:

Constables Country Highlights:  0.5 and 1 day route options taking in the best of Constables Country incl Dedham and Flatford Mill.


Churches & Spires:  0.5 day and 1 day  route options


Country Houses and Open Gardens:  1 day  route showcasing some of the most exceptional historic house and gardens in the area.


Vines &  Farms:  0.5 and 1 day  route options taking in the best  of local food, wine and textiles  production from award winning wines to the finest Alpaca wools!


Villages and Lanes:  0.5 and 1 day route options meandering through some of the  quietest lanes to  reveal the most scenic views and prettiest brooks.


River Canoeing
River Kayaking


 Canoe  /  kayak   routes :  

Explore the tranquil, and calm, River Stour with one  of our traditional 'Canadian Canoes' or a  'Sit-on-Top Kayak.


0.5 Day  'return' paddles from our Hire Centre in Sudbury.


1 Day 'return' paddles from our Hire Centre in Sudbury


1  Day 'one way' paddles  starting at our Hire Centre in Sudbury, finishing just 2 miles down the road  from the hotel at The Anchor in Nayland.  


For a taster of what the river has to offer, please download our  'Navigation Guide'  by clicking here.



Taxi Transfers can be arranged, please pay the taxi directly.


Approximate costs are:

The Crown Inn to Sudbury: £20

The Anchor @ Nayland to The Crown Inn: £5

01206 700 707 


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 EMAIL: reservations@outdoorhirecentre.co.uk