Explore the Stour Valley as part of the Open Doors Sacred Doorways project

Discover the hidden treasures of the Stour Valley

Choose a route to explore the Stour Valley and learn about the places of historic and spiritual interest you can visit along the way.

Belchamp Brook

Approximate distance: 9 miles

Belchamp Brook The route includes foot paths and bridleways along field-edges and across cultivated land which may be muddy. There are stiles on grazing land. Please take care along farm tracks and minor roads where you may encounter light traffic. Read More

Middleton to Lamarsh

Approximate distance: 7 miles

Middleton to Lamarsh A fairly well signposted, hilly route across varied terrain visiting All Saints Church Middleton, St Mary's Church at Great Henny and the Church of the Holy Innocennts at Lamarsh. Read More

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New bike route added

A new bike route has been added which visits all fifteen churches in the North Hinckford area, it is written to start from Bulmer but as it is circular you can start and finish at the point of your choice. The route is mostly along roads with a brief stretch...


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Strawberry Cream Teas, St Andrew's Church Bulmer

Strawberry Cream Teas and homemade cakes every Sunday throughout August.


Do you have any great photographs of any of the places featured on Open Doors, Sacred Doorways? Perhaps you think that we've missed something, or you know of a lovely footpath, cycle route or drive that we haven't included here.

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