River Stort : Rye House to Harlow Town
A change of river this time, as we head back to Rye House to branch off from the Lea River and head off along the quieter, more meandering and very picturesque River Stort.
The river walk starts at Fielde’s Wier lock – cross the river Lea to the lock keepers cottage then cross over the weir (if open) using the railed bridge and start the walk. If the weir is closed off, head back downstream a little way and use a concrete bridge over the flood relief channel and then turn left and backtrack towards the end of the weir. A gap in the vehicle barrier allows access to the footpath beside the river.
Total distance: 9.14 km (5.7 mi) Total time: 2:34:58 Moving time: 2:08:30 Average moving speed: 4.27 km/h (2.7 mi/h) Max elevation: 99 m (326 ft) Min elevation: 70 m (231 ft)