John Ray Walk
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 Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
John Ray Walk Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
John Ray Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
John Ray Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south of Witham is the pleasant neighbouring village of Wickham Bishops where you'll find an ancient 11th century church and an unusual old wooden railway viaduct.