Stour Valley Path (East Anglia)

A long distance path of 60 miles in the east of England which follows the River Stour downstream from its source near the town of Newmarket to where it flows into the North Sea at Cattawade. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Newmarket
Distance: 60 miles (96 km)
Grid Ref: TL646636
Climbing: 858 metres
Walk time: 24-30 hours
Days: 4-6

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Stour Valley Path is a long distance path in the East Anglia region of England which follows the River Stour valley downstream. The Stour which has been made famous by the great landscape painter John Constable through images such as Flatford Mill and the Haywain is one of the most scenic in England. Much of the countryside is untouched by modernity and the area of the Stour is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. From the beginning of the trail in Newmarket the walk passes Stetchworth, Great Bradley, Little Thurlow, Great Wratting, Kedington, Stoke by Clare, Clare, Cavendish, Glemsford, Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury, Lamarsh, Bures, Nayland, Stoke-by-Nayland, Stratford St Mary and Dedham to terminate at Seafield Bay, Cattawade.

Useful Links:
Peter Aylmer's walk of the Stour Valley Path
Dedham Vale
Long Distance Walkers Association

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