Mistley - Stour Estuary - Manningtree - River Stour - Flatford - Manningtree

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This short station to station walk includes a visit to Flatford Mill, but you do get the option of shortening the walk and heading straight for Manningtree station. The route passes beside the Stour Estuary and through Manningtree village with its pubs, cafes, shops etc. Shortly you join a path staying close to the River Stour before reaching Flatford Mill which was previously owned by John Constable's father, Golding Constable, and later also by his brother, Abram Constable, and now owned by the National Trust. There is a tea room here and you get a chance to visit a National Trust centre, Willy Lot's Cottage which feature in a few of John Constables paintings. You can browse inside Bridge Cottage which dates back to the 17th-century where tenants of the Constable family lived. There is also rowing boat hire here. The return trip sees you using the same path back beside the river before turning off and heading for Manningtree station.

England - East England - Essex - River Walk


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, National Trust, Nature Trail, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife