GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

John Ray Walk

10 miles (16 km)

Travel along the John Ray Walk from Braintree to Witham on this lovely walk through Essex. You will pass through the delightful countryside of the Brain Valley, the birthplace and home of John Ray. Heralded as the father of English natural history he had a supreme understanding of the natural world. One of Ray's greatest achievements was to lay the foundations for the classification of all living things.
At the end of the route you could try the Witham River Walk which continues south along the River Brain to the Whetmead Nature Reserve.

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John Ray Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

John Ray Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Footpath junction on the John Ray walk - geograph.org.uk - 405616

Footpath junction on the John Ray walk. John Ray is sometimes called the father of British natural history. He was born at nearby Black Notley in 1627.

Cowslips on John Ray Walk - geograph.org.uk - 391012

Cowslips and waymarker post on the trail near Silver End. It was John Ray who coined the trems pollen and petal.

John Ray Cottage, Black Notley, Essex - geograph.org.uk - 224529

John Ray Cottage, Black Notley, Essex. This was the home of the famous botanist, John Ray, who was born here on 29th November 1627.

River Witham entering South Witham (geograph 3717003)

River Witham entering South Witham

Elevation Profile

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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