Stour Valley Path

Distance: 101km (63 Miles) Max Height: 118m (387ft) Ascent: 971m (3,186ft) Start: Newmarket Finish: Cattawade
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The Stour Valley Path is a long distance route along the Suffolk and Essex boarder through the catchment area of the River Stour. Both the start and end of the walk have excellent rail links with the passing of numerous villages and towns along the way. The small town of Clare marks the point where the path joins the Bury to Clare Walk, another long distance path and also around Deadham the path follows parts of the St Edmunds Way for some miles.

Highlights Along The Route:
Devils Dyke Saxon Earthwork, Wool Town of Clare and its Normal Castle and Priory, Historic villages of Cavendish and Long Melford, Sudbury Water Meadows Nature Reserve, River Stour at Dedham Vale AONB, National Trust Flatford Mill, RSPB Cattawade Marshes, Stour Estuary

Route Completed on 20th July 2018

20th April 2018

Stour Valley Path - Day 1
Newmarket - Cambridge Hill - Devil's Ditch (Earthwork) - Stetchworth Park - Stetchworth - Basefield Wood - Ten Wood - River Stour - Little Bradley - Little Thurlow - Great Thurlow - Great Wratting - A143 - Kedington

Distance: 27.6km (17.12 Miles)
Ascent: 234m (768ft)
Time: 8 Hours 45 Minutes
3rd May 2018

Stour Valley Path - Day 2
Kidington - Water Hall Farm - Boyton End - Baythorne Bridge - Baythorne End - River Stour - Stoke-by-Clare - Mill Green - Claret Hall - Clare Priory (Remains of) - Clare Castle Country Park - Hermitage Farm - Houghton Hall - Cavendish - Glemsford - Park Lane - Mill Farm - Cranmore Green Farm - Kentwell Down - Kentwell Hall - Long Melford

Distance: 29.1km (18.07 Miles)
Ascent: 300m (984ft)
Time: 8 Hours 12 Minutes
7th June 2018

Stour Valley Path - Day 3
Long Melford - Liston - The Valley Walk - Borley Mill - Brundon - Sudbury Water Meadows - Ballingdon - Great Henny - The Valley Farm - Lamarsh - Bures

Distance: 20km (12.42 Miles)
Ascent: 200m (656ft)
Time: 6 Hours 7 Minutes
21st June 2018

Stour Valley Path - Day 4
Bures - Bures Mill - Wormingford - The Grange - Bottengoms - Little Horkesley - Wissington - Court Knoll (Earthworks) - Nayland - Poplar Farm - Stoke by Nayland

Distance: 16km (9.94 Miles)
Ascent: 195m (640ft)
Time: 4 Hours 39 Minutes
20th July 2018

Stour Valley Path - Day 5
Stoke by Nayland - Valley Farm - Bobwrights Farm - Snow Hill Lane - Langham Mill Lane - Stratford St Mary - River Stour - Dedham Bridge - Fen Bridge - Flatford Mill - Cattawade Marshes - B1070 - Cattawade Picnic Site - Manningtree Station

Distance: 19.1km (11.86 Miles)
Ascent: 90m (295ft)
Time: 5 Hours 34 Minutes