Length: 10, 12, or 14.4 miles (16.3, 19.3 or 23.2 km.)
Highlights of this walk include an old mill, medieval abbey buildings, and Grange Barn (said to be the oldest timber-framed building in Europe). The town of Coggeshall, visited at lunchtime, has over 300 listed buildings, many of them medieval, including an ornate 15th C merchants house (Paycockes). There's another old barn, an optional lunch venue, at Marks Hall Gardens on the long walk.
Trains: take the 10:02 Ipswich train from Liverpool Street, arriving Kelvedon at 11:00.
Return trains at xx:41.
Lunch: There are many options in Coggeshall, see the walk notes. Some of the pubs (eg Chapel Inn, Woolpack) are ancient.
If doing the full walk, you can also visit Bouchier’s Barn Café at Marks Hall (01376 563 796).
Tea: The Sun Inn, Feering Hill is recommended. A little later, there's the Railway Tavern near Kelvedon station.
Visiting: You can see the outside of both Grange Barn and Paycockes for free. If you want to look inside, joint admission is £7.90. Admission to Marks Hall Gardens is £6.
Walk Directions here. The shorter versions cut out all or part of the Marks Hall loop.