Melford Country Park - Foxearth - Borley - Rodbridge

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Melford Country Park - Liston - Foxearth -Borley Green - Borley - Rodbridge

Although this walk begins in Suffolk, much of it is also in Essex. Melford Country Park, formerly known as Rodbridge Picnic Site, is an ideal place to start and end the walk. As well as ample free parking it has toilets, picnic tables and benches. It is also possible to take a number of pleasnt strolls within the site, which is adjacent to a picturesque stretch of the River Stour. You can also walk into Sudbury from here along the Stour Valley Path, which follows the route of a former railway track.

The churches at Liston, Foxearth and Borley all warrant a visit in their own right.

England - East England - Essex - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
23/12/2019 - Sid Marks

A very nice walk,all paths and footbridges are now clear since Nick walked it in 2015. A lot of the fields were flooded due to the amount of rain we have had,but only minor detours are needed. I actually only made the walk around 5 miles,not 6.2, completing it in 1 hour 50mins.

18/03/2015 - Nick Smith

Very pleasant easy walk, spoilt a bit by the first section along a relatively busy road. Walkers to keep to the left side of this road to keep away from unsighted traffic coming the other way round the bends. The 3 stiles at '2' have been removed, there are just posts, which clearly mark the path. At the end of '3' the footbridge is overgrown, there is no track once over it and the route past the buildings is difficult to negotiate. An option is not to take the Glemsford turn but carry on a couple of hundred yards to the beginning of Foxearth and turn up the tree lined walk to the church and pick up the directions again there. The stiles at '5' have been replaced with kissing gates. At '6' the path across the field to the barn had been ploughed up and not yet reinstated. You can follow the left edge of the field, if this is the case There is now a gated section at 7 as you go along beside the church, but it is well maintained and easy to follow.