This part features a stretch of the river passing the historic Saxon settlement of Chipping Hill and gives pleasant views across to the medieval roof lines of Chipping Hill and St. Nicolas Church. This section provides some open cut recreational areas as well as some smaller wildlife habitat, mainly on the river bank. There are some commemorative trees along Armond Road, and a wooded area also by the river bank.
The footpath starts from Powers Hall End just west of Chipping Hill Bridge, opposite the Old Mill House. The path has branches to Saxon Drive and Barnardiston Way, and goes on to Armond Road. There is another branch over Moat Farm Bridge to Chipping Hill. The Domesday Book records that this area was once part of Powers Hall Farm. The then path continues under the picturesque railway viaduct to Armond Road.
Sources: Witham & Countryside Society; Ruth and Ron Fosker; Janet Gyford.