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A walk to picturesque Dedham

Set by the River Stour, Dedham is in the heart of Constable Country. It was here that Britain's greatest landscape artist John Constable went to school. The attractive high street is lined with Georgian-fronted houses, old inns and a large art and crafts centre. The magnificent 15th C. church was built from the wealth of the medieval cloth industry. Dedham is frequently rated as containing some of England's most beautiful Lowland landscapes, particularly the Water Meadows of the River Stour, which passes along the northern boundary of the village forming the boundary between the counties of Essex and Suffolk.  So today we walked from Flatford, across these same meadows to Dedham. The view we had from just outside Dedham on this beautiful sunny, but cold, morning. Village signs always make me turn my head as they vary considerable, and some are just plain intriguing. I usually have to take the picture! As we approached the main street we walked past