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Canon's Canter

Essex, Suffolk

56 km / 35 miles
From the cathedral in Chelmsford paths beside the river Chelmer are used to leave the city. The small villages and hamlets of Little Waltham, Fuller Street and Black Notley lead to the town of Braintree. Once back in open countryside field paths are taken to Sible Hedingham and Castle Hedingham which still has its castle. The villages of Little Yeldham and Belchamp St Paul are skirted before reaching Clare Castle Country Park with the remains of the 13th century castle set high on its impressive motte.

This route was originally developed in 2007 as the first part of a pilgrimage walk known as 'Canon's Canter to Bury'. From Clare the Bury to Clare Walk was used to reach Bury St Edmunds.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Easy
Start: TL708069 - Cathedral, Chelmsford, Essex View on StreetMap
Finish: TL770451 - Clare Castle Country Park, Suffolk View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2020

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Route Description - PDF Green Corridor  (Derek Keeble  - 2020 ) Download File


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 155, 167
OS Landranger Active 155, 167
OS Explorer 183, 195, 210
OS Explorer Active 183, 195, 210

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Route Profile:

56.4 km (35.0 miles)
488 m (1,601 ft) ascent
94 m (308 ft)  maximum height

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