Upstream from The Kingfisher Centre, Muscliffe

As you walk from the Kingfisher Centre towards the river you pass a number of ornately carved scultures that adorn this area. Made from natural wood using a chain saw they not only demonstrate the artists skill but also belend in beautifully with the natural surroundings.


The Kingfisher Plaque by the river Stour

A large plaque showing a a circular map of the two routes along the river from this point show you the way. Turn left to go upstream. These paths are heavily used by dog walkers and arguably the upstream path is the busiest, although the term is relative. Most of the time you will only encounter one maybe two people!

The up-stream path has been more developed than the downstream and features some good fencing that, I expect, most dog owners are greatful for. The path allows the user to go right up to the rivers edge in places and the path never loses sight of the river being at most 25 yards from its edge. The other side of the river is farmland. This stretch of the river Stour is mostly slow running but this may have been due to the time of year and I expect in the summer it may be faster flowing.

Several platforms step out into the river to allow fishermen good and safe acces. This one could even double as a landing stage. It gives an excellent vantage point downstream

The Kingfisher Centre

The Upstream Path from the Kingfisher Centre is well maintained and an easy walk even on a cold frozen mid-winter day like this

Past the landing stage the path opens out. Even in wet weather this path seems to stay relatively dry and walkable. It is used all the year round

Otters have been seen on this stretch of the river and the sheer quantity and quality of the wildlife and bird population is truly amazing. Even on a bitterly cold day in the middle of winter (as when these photographs were taken) the path provides a beautiful and tranquil walk.


The largets of the fishing platforms on upstream stretch of the River Stour on a wintery day


The view down river from the Muscliffe fishing platform. Mid winter