Gipping River Valley Walk | Part 1  
Date: 7th January 2020 Distance: 11.5km (7.14 Miles) Parking: Car Park in Stowmarket
Start Location: Stowmarket Ascent (m/ft): 35m (115ft) Weather:


Time Started: 10:00 Highest Point: N/A Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 Hours 35 Minutes        
Route: Part 1
Gipping River Valley Path
Stowmarket to Needham Market

The information board at the trailhead.

The first few miles runs through Stowmarket and many industrial units making it a rather uninteresting start to the walk.

A few signs along the trail.

The first of the 15 Locks along the route: Stowupland Lock.

Several information boards along this Lock.

Following the waymarks...

Im on the edge of Stowmarket now although it think its a little further than 2.5miles to Needham Market.

Another Lock along the river.

Looking downriver.

Even though it is winter, there wasn't much wildlife along the river.

Larger waymarks in Needham Market.

The River Gipping.

Arriving at Needham Lakes.

Sculptures at Needham Lakes.

A dull scene at Needham Lakes today.