Clare Castle Country Park is a beautiful quiet area to relax, play, get close to nature and learn about Clare’s fascinating history and heritage.

The park contains the remains of the 13th Century stone castle keep set upon its 60ft high motte overlooking the town, as well as its inner and outer baileys which are ideal areas for recreation and picnics. The inner bailey also contains the former railway station which now houses the Platform One Cafe serving hot drinks and food throughout the year.

Away from the open green areas visitors can find the footpaths through the trees and along the banks of the River Stour and along the old railway line. Here can be viewed the variety of trees and plant life, and information boards show the various birds and water life which can be seen along the waters’ edge.

In and around Suffolk’s most diverse Country Park…

Latest Park News...

Dedham Vale & Stour Valley Volunteers help in The Park

Wednesday 14th March 2018.  Twenty Four Stour Valley Volunteers did some major clearing along the Railway Walk for which we are most grateful.  This is part of the long-term plan to significantly improve the habitat in the Park so it is not only a haven for wildlife but a wider range of attractive wild plants


March Working Parties

WORKING PARTIES IN THE PARK March 2018  Meet by the Clare Park Centre – 10am to 12.30pm Monday 5th               Friday 16th                Sunday 25th From 1st April we cannot do major scrub clearing due to bird nesting.   That means that March is very busy as we will be trying to complete all the clearing we have


Forthcoming Events...

Sat 17th Mar
Clare Castle Park Run

‘Park Run’ will take place in Clare Castle Country Park and will start from the Car Park around a course of 5000m (5K). The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and trail paths. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be


Sat 17th Mar
Clare Circular Walks – Claret Hall

The next Clare Circular Walk will take place on Saturday 17 March 2018.  This is a free guided walk open to all.  Meet at Clare Park Centre at 10am.  The walk is 6 miles and takes approximately 2.5 hours.  We hope to see you there.

We need the help of volunteers...

To run and improve the Park we need the help of volunteers to carry out a wide range of different activities. If you are willing to give up some of your time there is almost certainly something you can do that will be of real help and of interest to you. Find out more.

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