Baylham and Beyond
Enjoy a picnic before embarking on this riverside walk along the banks of the River Gipping with it's 18th century Mill at Baylham then on past the mysteriously named Devil's Grove wood.
This walk follows the lovely River Gipping, with its darting kingfishers and gentle flows. The picnic site at the start of the walk was the location of Bosmere and Claydon Union Workhouse, thought to be the same workhouse Charles Dickens based his classic novel Oliver Twist on. At Barham Pits many fossil remains from the last ice age have been unearthed including Mammoth, rhinocerous and elk. End your walk at the mysteriously named Devil's Grove.
Directions to start: Barham picnic site is located off junction 52 of the A14 just north of Claydon.
Park at Barham picnic site.
Nearest train station: 4 miles (Needham Market).
Start Nat GR TM 122512.
Points of interest: Barham picnic site, Barham Pits, the River Gipping, Devil's Grove.
ContactSuffolk County Council - Discover Suffol
01473 264 759
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VenueBaylham and Beyond
Pesthouse Lane, Barham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 0PF
Map reference: TM 122513 Lat: 52.11926 Long: 1.09814