Dedham Detour: The first part of the walk was just short of 6.5 miles, passing Dedham Mill at the outset then taking in farmland and pleasant undulating countryside to the south of Dedham. It went as far south-west as Parney Heath before returning to Dedham village for a packed lunch stop in the recreation ground/park behind the church. Those people not taking part in the second walk instalment could then proceed the very short distance back along Mill Lane to the car park (see Meeting Point below).
Langham Loop: The second instalment for those people fancying a longer walk involving about 7.2 more miles then started from the recreation ground heading westwards, cross-country towards the village of Langham. Apart from two very short overlap sections of a few hundred yards, the return route from Langham was different to the outward one. Both bits included some under-visited attractive rural scenery.
A short drink stop at the Shepherd pub in Langham will set everyone up nicely for the last bit back to Dedham.