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Best trails in Nayland

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Explore the most popular trails near Nayland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Nayland
Top trails (3)
#1 - Polstead and the Stour Valley
Nayland, Suffolk, England
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Length: 5.2 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
This circular walk is located 8 miles to the north of Colchester in south Suffolk. It connects some typical 'hidden gems' of East Anglia, traverses perhaps surprisingly hilly contours, and finishes with one of the loveliest village. The walk offers a variety of scenery, views across the broad Stour Valley of Constable fame, and the secluded little valley of the River Box. The walk will only involve mud after rainy periods. About 1km of the route is along quiet tarmac roads. It does have several (around 8) stiles, one or two of which require a good pull up to get over. However several have a dog gate alongside, and none should provide a barrier to most dogs. There are sections with livestock, but most of the route runs across arable land. There are two steep climbs, one short and one less so. The walk should take 2.5-3 hours.Show more
#2 - Over the Hills from Nayland
Nayland, Suffolk, England
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 38 m
This pleasantly pastoral lollipop shaped walk is unusual for this area of Suffolk - it has some ups and downs, and much of it is over (or alongside) grass. It runs from the attractive, chocolate-boxy village of Nayland, six miles north of Colchester. Much of it tries to persuade you that you are somewhere in the south west - although the sun shines more often here. It offers good views, attractive woodland, and rolling countryside. There is even a tiny hidden valley. The pretty village of Nayland is well worth exploring, either before or after the walk. High Street, Bear Street and the river side are the most attractive areas. The route involves tracks, pasture, arable land and road walking. Three quarters of a mile is either through the village of Nayland or along quiet public lanes. Boots are only necessary in winter and after periods of rain. There are three stiles on the walk, one of which requires a good 'pull up'. Normally both cattle and sheep should be anticipated. Two hours should be sufficient to complete the walk.Show more
#3 - Hadleigh Circular
Nayland, Suffolk, England
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Length: 12.6 mi • Est. 5 h 5 m