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Walk #2  The South Easterly Walk

Main Features of the Dedham South Easterly Walk.

  • Employs particularly attractive paths, many of which offer impressive views across Dedham Vale.
  • A chance to see historic Lawford Church
  • Passes Flatford Mill, Willy Lott's cottage and the Fen Bridge.
  • Includes a section along the tidal section of the River Stour, which is rich in birdlife and offers fine views of the estuary

Outline Route.

This circular walk starts in the centre of Dedham and progresses southwards to the southern edge of Dedham Vale. It then swings eastwards, giving frequent fine views across the valley, and passes Lawford Church.  After this, there is a descent to the valley floor (near Manningtree railway station). The walk then takes visitors to the semi-tidal section of the River Stour (which is rich in birdlife) and it progresses up the south bank of the river back to Dedham village. At Flatford scope exists for walkers to make a short detour to visit Bridge Cottage (with a small, free Constable exhibition) and view the dry dock together with Flatford Mill and Willie Lott's Cottage.

Approximate Distance - About 7 1/2 miles.

Approx. Completion Time - About 4 hours.

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South Easterly Walk Map

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