Woodland and River Ramble

This walk takes in woodland, farmland, quiet meadows and the River Stour where saltmarsh and mudflats provide habitats for wildlife.

Technical sheet
No. 4010655
A Ramsey and Parkeston walk posted on 09/09/20 by Aurelie-21. Update : 09/09/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h55[?]
Distance Distance : 4.01mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 102ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 102ft
Highest point Highest point : 108ft
Lowest point Lowest point : -3ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Ramsey and Parkeston
Starting point Starting point : N 51.933935° / E 1.184587°
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Description

(D/A) Leave Stour Wood car park via the path to left of wooden shelter. Follow a wide path through wood and bear right when path divides. At the T junction, turn left. At cross paths, go straight and then follow track to right. Pass cottage and turn left. Follow path through woodland and between fields. At T junction with track, turn right and cross bridge over railway.

(1) Turn left on the far side of bridge and follow path parallel with railway. At T-junction with lane, turn left. Follow lane back over railway and then to right. Walk straight ahead along Station Road.

(2) At junction with Church Road, turn right, crossing the railway again. Follow lane past entrance to Shore Farm and around a gentle bend to the left. Take the next footpath on your right down Stone Lane. You may wish to take a detour at this point to visit Wrabness Church. Follow lane down hill to river, passing caravan park on left.

(3) At bottom of hill, turn right just before wooden buildings. At this point you can continue along the path or walk down to the beach. Follow path parallel with river, along river wall, through woodland and beside fields. Ignore all right turns. Go through tall kissing gate and along edge of garden. Continue along edge of fields, keeping river to left. After some distance, follow path into woodland and take the left hand fork, following signs for Essex Way.

(4) Keep on path until railway bridge. Cross bridge and turn sharp right along permissive path. Follow path parallel with railway back into woodland. Ignore first left, but take second left, indicated by white arrow. Follow white arrows back to car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 98ft - Stour Wood car park
1 : mi 0.69 - alt. 75ft - Bridge
2 : mi 1.17 - alt. 92ft - Church Road
3 : mi 1.77 - alt. 7ft - Bottom of the hill
4 : mi 3.21 - alt. 75ft - Bridge
D/A : mi 4.01 - alt. 98ft - Stour Wood car park

Useful Information

Paths and tracks, which can be muddy after rain. Some sections on minor roads. Take care crossing railway. The path along the river wall is exposed. No cycling permitted on RSPB land.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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