Stour Valley Path

2019 was the 25th Anniversary of the Stour Valley Path! We launched the Stour Valley Path Passport - READ MORE HERE.

Our Guide to the full path, sponsored by our friends at Suffolk Cottage Holidays and Big House Holidays, has comprehensive information to the area.

Stour Valley Path Guide

Free to download (see below) or £5 for the full-colour printed pack! 

The Stour Valley Environment Fund will receive any surplus income from sales of the Guide!

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.

Copies of the Guide (2014 edition) are available from visitor centres, selected local outlets and from ourselves (please add £1.50 p&p). Order a copy. See a copy of the leaflet about the Guide.

Enjoy the Stour Valley Path - use our helpful tips and further information available here.

Click here for details of our current guide to Walks Off The Stour Valley Path series and other walking and cycling routes throughout the Valley.  


The Stour Valley Path is split into 10 sections of varying lengths with clear Ordnance Survey based mapping and points of interest to help you enjoy your walk. Each section has a route card and includes a general description of the route, a map based on the 1:50 000 scale, with the Stour Valley Path marked on it and information on points of interest to see along the way.

Introduction and Planning your Walk (includes overview map)

1 Newmarket to Stetchworth 5 miles (8km) 
Accommodation list for Newmarket to Stetchworth

2 Stetchworth to Great Bradley 4.5 miles (7.2km) 
Stetchworth to Great Bradley Accommodation

3 Great Bradley to Kedington 5.7 miles (9.2km) 
Great Bradley to Kedington Accommodation

4 Kedington to Clare 8 miles (12.9km) 
Kedington to Clare Accommodation

5 Clare to Long Melford 8.5 miles (13.7km) 
Accommodation list for Clare to Long Melford

6 Long Melford to Great Henny 7 miles (11.3km) 
Accommodation list for Long Melford to Great Henny

7 Great Henny to Wormingford 6 miles (9.7km) 
Accommodation list for Great Henny to Wormingford

8 Wormingford to Stoke-by-Nayland 6.5 miles (10.5km) 
Accommodation list for Wormingford to Stoke-by-Nayland

9 Stoke-by-Nayland to Stratford St Mary 5.2 miles (8.4km) 
Accommodation list for Stoke-by-Nayland to Stratford St Mary

10 Stratford St Mary to Cattawade 4.5 miles (7.2km) 
Accommodation list for Stratford St Mary to Cattawade

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