Walking Guides

Stour Valley Path - New Edition 2014 - Free to download or £5 + £1.50 p&p for the full-colour printed pack! 

Enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the Stour Valley countryside and explore its rich historical associations with a walkers guide to this sixty mile regional route, from Newmarket near the source of the River Stour through the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to Cattawade where the river joins the estuary.

You can order a copy from us or download here.

Walks Off The Stour Valley Path - Free to download

A series of SIX walks that help you explore the tributaries of the River Stour and the different landscapes along its length.  The walks are circular and of a variety of lengths.  They are NEW publications published November 2012 and Sept 2013 - download them from the list below and download the Introduction to give you an overview of the walks and where they are on the Stour Valley Path (or contact the office for a copy).  Sponsored by The Crown Inn, Stoke by Nayland and The Swan, Stratford St Mary:

Managing a Masterpiece - Sudbury Line Walks - station to station walks, FREE to download

Walk from station to station with our useful guides!  Produced by Managing a Masterpiece, an HLF funded project:

Leavenheath - circular walks x 4 - 2015 - Free to download

A Walk in Constables Footsteps - Free 

A walk along the River Stour from Manningtree Station to Flatford, with extensions to East Bergholt or Dedham. You can download a copy here

Long Melford Circular Walk - Free 

Circular walking routes following edge of woodland, crossing farmland and passing interesting buildings - one route 5 miles and another of 7 miles. You can download a copy here (not recently updated).

Stoke by Clare circular walk - Free

A 5 mile circular walking route passing through the ancient village of Stoke by Clare and surrounding countryside. You can download a copy here (not recently updated).

Leavenheath and Nayland - Free

5 and 7 mile circular walking routes starting in the villages of Leavenheath or Nayland. The route passes farmland, orchards and ancient tracks. You can download a copy here (not recently updated). 

Haverhill Country Walks - Free

A 6 mile circular walking route along old railway lines and adjacent to the river Stour before passing through the village of Kedington. You can download a copy here (not recently updated). 

Bures Arger Fen - Free

Circular walking routes through lowland farmland and passing through the historic village of Bures St Mary on the river Stour. Walk are 2,3 and 4 miles long. You can download a copy here (not recently updated). 

Glemsford - Free

2 and 5 mile circular walking routes, passing Tudor houses and includes panoramic views across the Stour valley. You can download a copy here (not recently updated). 

Kedington - Free

A 3 mile circular walking route through the ancient lanes around Kedington. The route passes by woodland, farmland and verges rich in wildflowers. You can download a copy here (not recently updated). 

Days out along the Stour Valley Path - Free

This series of itineraries cover convenient sections of the whole of the Stour Valley Path route. Each walk plan makes use of the best available transport services from conveniently placed starting points (not recently updated):


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