How to get there - Nayland is on A134 Sudbury - Colchester.
For those with SatNav the post code is CO6 4JL.
Get a map with driving directions to start or end (enter the postcode of your starting point at A)
Suggested Launch Site - Either at the green by the main road or at The Anchor by the bridge (see map)
Description - One of Britain's earliest commercial waterways, dating from 1705, and restored as a Millennium project. Only limited parts are suitable for powered boats, so peaceful for canoeists. There is a portage at Boxted Mill and again at Langham Weir. This section, about 6 miles is best done downstream - some fast-running shallows especially near Nayland.
The river meanders from side to side of a wide valley, with hills on either side. Towards Stratford, the left branch leads to a landing stage at The Swan, on the old A12. No easy return by public transport. If you continue downstream, you come to the tourist section in Constable country.