Stour Valley Path
Follow the River Stour from Newmarket to Cattawade on this delightful walk through East Anglia. The walk passes through a series of pretty riverside towns and villages including Little Thurlow, Kedlington, Clare and the Clare Castle Country Park, Long Melford (with Melford Hall and Kentwell Hall), Sudbury, Stoke By Nayland, Nayland and Dedham. You will also pass through the Dedham Vale AONB, an area which inspired much of the work of painter John Constable.
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At Bures you could stop off at The Thatcher's Arms. The 19th century pub includes a cosy interior with wood burning stoves and oak beams. Outside there's a lovely garden are with splendid views over the valley. You can find them on Hall Road at postcode CO8 5AT for your sat navs.
The village occupies an interesting spot, straddling the border between Suffolk and Essex. There's also a historic medieval church and a 12th century Motte and Bailey Castle which are well worth a visit.
In Glemsford there's the historic Angel. The pub was the one time home of Cardinal Wolsey's secretary, John Cavendish and dates from the 16th century. They have a garden area and serve evening meals. You can find them on Egremont St at postcode CO10 7SA.