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Constable Beat

Essex, Suffolk

45 km / 28 miles
Starting from the market town of Sudbury in Suffolk, the route crosses into Essex and meanders through small villages and hamlets. It crosses the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and visits Flatford Mill, an area long associated with the 18th century painter John Constable.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Other Paths
Average Gradients
Start: TL877410 - Railway Station, Sudbury, Suffolk View on StreetMap
Finish: TM119317 - Railway Station, Mistley, Essex View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Route Description - PDF Constable Beat  (Derek Keeble  - 2020 ) Download File
Route Description - PDF Corduroy Country Strides  (Derek Keeble  - 2020 ) Download File


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 155, 168, 169
OS Landranger Active 155, 168, 169
OS Explorer 184, 195, 196, 197
OS Explorer Active 184, 195, 196, 197

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Route Profile:

44.6 km (27.7 miles)
478 m (1,568 ft) ascent
69 m (226 ft)  maximum height

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