The Uttlesford Ramblers

Making a walk a pleasure

September: Stoke by Nayland to Flatford Mill 8.7 miles

The final section again saw a lovely sunny day, viewing interesting old buildings and the 15th century church with its 120ft tower as we passed through Stoke by Nayland before turning into fields and open countryside. The route then followed the ridge between the rivers Box and Brett tributaries to the Stour, the gently undulating land reminding us that Suffolk is not completely flat. The walk continued on to meet the river Stour at Stratford St Mary where lunch in the sun was enjoyed at the Swan. There was just a short walk in the afternoon following the banks of the Stour most of the way before ending at Flatford Mill. Here there was time to view the site of Constable’s famous painting the Hay Wain and then to celebrate completion of the walk with tea and cakes. All agreed it had been a great walk and thanked Clive and Jo for organising it so well, especially the good weather!

Thursday, August 16, 2018