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Buttercup Logo and 'John Ray Walk'John Ray Walk


16 km / 10 miles
A walk from Braintree to Witham celebrating the life of the famous botanist John Ray. The walk follows the picturesque valley of the River Brain. The development of the John Ray Walk is a partnership between the John Ray Trust, Essex County Council, Braintree District Council, the Ramblers Association and Parish Councils along the route. The walk is one of a number of environmental projects devised to celebrate the life and achievements of John Ray.


Waymark: Buttercup Logo and 'John Ray Walk'
Path Type: Other Paths
Waymark: Buttercup Logo and 'John Ray Walk'
Attributes: Easy
Start: TL760227 - Braintree, Essex View on StreetMap
Finish: TL820152 - Witham, Essex View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download John Ray Walk  (Essex County Council  - 2000 ) Download


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OS Landranger 167, 168
OS Landranger Active 167, 168
OS Explorer 183, 195
OS Explorer Active 183, 195

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Route Profile:

16.3 km (10.1 miles)
109 m (358 ft) ascent
68 m (223 ft)  maximum height

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