GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Glemsford Walks

4 miles (6.2 km)

This Suffolk based village is located in the Stour Valley near Cavendish. Situated atop a hill, the settlement overlooks the rivers Stour and Glem, the latter giving the village its name. It ranks as one of Suffolk's largest villages and has a rich history in the cloth industry, which brought prosperity to many settlements in the Stour valley.
Glemsford is home to 48 listed buildings including an historic pub. However, the most notable historic structure is the parish church, dedicated to St Mary. This impressive church is a splendid example of Perpendicular architecture made of flint, featuring a 14th-century west tower. Another remarkable structure is Monk's Hall, a captivating timber-framed hall house with parts dating back to the 15th century.
This walk from the village follows a section of the Stour Valley Path through the countryside to visit two historic highlights of the area at Kentwell Hall and Melford Hall, in neighbouring Long Melford. On the way you will cross the River Glem and enjoy some fine views of the local rural scenery.
Please scroll down for the full list of walks near and around Glemsford. The detailed maps below also show a range of footpaths, bridleways and cycle paths in the area.

Glemsford OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Glemsford Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Glemsford

  • Cavendish - Cavendish stands out as a particularly charming village in Suffolk, renowned for its delightful thatched cottages and scenic village green
  • Clare Castle Country Park - This pretty country park is situated on the River Stour in the Suffolk town of Clare
  • Stour Valley Path - Follow the River Stour from Newmarket to Cattawade on this delightful walk through East Anglia
  • Bury St Edmunds - This walk visits some of the highlights of this lovely Suffolk town using sections of the St Edmund Way and Bury to Clare Walk
  • Bury to Clare Walk - Follow the Bury to Clare Walk from Bury St Edmunds to Clare on this walk through Suffolk
  • Sudbury - This circular walk takes you around the delightful Water Meadows in the Suffolk town of Sudbury
  • Haverhill - This Suffolk based town has some nice local trails along the Stour Brook and theRiver Stour which run through the area.
  • Bures - This pretty village is located in a lovely spot on the River Stour on the Suffolk/Essex county border
  • Castle Hedingham - This walk explores the Essex based village of Castle Hedingham and its historic castle grounds.
  • Gosfield Lake - This walk visits the village of Gosfield in theBraintreedistrict ofEssex near Halstead
  • Melford Country Park - This walk visits Melford Country Park in the village of Long Melford in Suffolk.
  • Melford Hall - Enjoy a walk around the beautiful grounds of Melford Hall in Suffolk
  • Kentwell Hall Long Melford - This circular walk explores the beautiful grounds of this 16th century stately home in Long Melford, Suffolk
  • Lavenham - This pretty Suffolk village has lots of good options for walkers wishing to explore the area
  • Hartest - This Suffolk village is located in theBaberghdistrictof the county.


The Angel is an historic pub of some note. It 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.


Public footpath in Glemsford - - 2078572

Public footpath in Glemsford

Egremont Street, Glemsford - - 4363218

Egremont Street, Glemsford

The River Glem, Glem Bridge - - 5525596

The River Glem, Glem Bridge

Fields by the River Glem - - 4261252

Fields by the River Glem

Melford Hall, Long Melford

Melford Hall, Long Melford

Kentwell Hall - - 4477130

Kentwell Hall

B1065 Egremont Street ^ The Angel Public House - - 4011536

B1065 Egremont Street - The Angel Public House.

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