Discover the start of the river Stour, Constable's country
(D) Park at grid ref, 677533 just outside Great Bradley, on the concrete track over the bridge beyond the church. From here, head north, going down the path. Bear right on the path with the hedge on the left, towards the wood. Go to the left of the wood, with the wood on your right. You can stop at the bench for the view. Continue on down the slope and turn left, then right over the wooden footbridge and carry straight on.
(1) Turn left at the hedge after 50 yards, then turn right over the bridge over the stream and immediately left. Continue along the field margin with the hedge and ditch on the left to the wooden kissing gate into the copse.
(2) Exit the wood turning right up the track. Turn left at the copse. Continue down to the weirs. Turn left along the weirs, keeping the water on the right. Continue for approximately a mile. Take the bridge by the last ford.
(3) Turn left opposite the converted barn, with hedge on the left, heading southeast. At the little copse turn left, right, left and continue with river Stour on the left to the road. At the road turn left over bridge to the car.
D/A : km 0 - alt. km 0 - Great Bradley parking
1 : km 1.71 - alt. km 1.71 - Turn left then right over footbridge
2 : km 2.17 - alt. km 2.17 - Exit wood, turning right up track
3 : km 3.94 - alt. km 3.94 - Turn left opposite barn
D/A : km 4.91 - alt. km 4.91 - Great Bradley parking
Discover the start of Constable's river Stour.
A lovely walk around the Cambridgeshire border.
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