Gipping River Valley Walk | Part 2  
Date: 29th Januray 2020 Distance: 10.7km (6.64 Miles) Parking: Car Park at Needham Market
Start Location: Needham Market Ascent (m/ft): 35m (115ft) Weather:

Sunny

Time Started: 10:05 Highest Point: N/A Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 2 Hours 53 Minutes        
Route: Part 2
Gipping River Valley Path
Needham Market to Great Blakenham


A rather sunnier scene at Needham Lakes compared to lst time I was here.


Following the path south.


The private fishing lakes at Needham.

Bosmere hall overlooking the river.

One of the best preserved Locks on the route so far.

Complete with a narrow bridge over the river.

There was a lovely new information board here showing all of the locks on the route. Currently Im at Creeting Lock.

Beautiful day for a walk.

Pipps Ford Lock.


Looking back along the riverbank.


A very flooded section of the path. It was about 1.5ft deep so had to walk around - many people had created a path round to avoid this section so I guess it floods a lot? We have also had a large amount of wet weather which will cause me to delay the final section of the walk later on.

Baylham Mill.


This Lock was about half a mile from the end of this section. I had planned to complete the whole remainder but as I reached the riverbank path further down the river had completely flodded the path in over a foot of water...