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Buttercup Logo and 'John Ray Walk'John Ray Walk

16 km / 10 miles

A walk from Braintree to Witham celebrating the life of the famous botanist John Ray. The walk follows the picturesque valley of the River Brain. The development of the John Ray Walk is a partnership between the John Ray Trust, Essex County Council, Braintree District Council, the Ramblers Association and Parish Councils along the route. The walk is one of a number of environmental projects devised to celebrate the life and achievements of John Ray.


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Waymark: Buttercup Logo and 'John Ray Walk'
Buttercup Logo and 'John Ray Walk'
Easy; River; Heritage
TL760227 - Braintree, Essex
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TL820152 - Witham, Essex
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John Ray Walk (Essex County Council - 2000)


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16.3 Km (10.1 miles)
109 m (358 ft) ascent
68 m (223 ft)  maximum height