Turn off M25 at Brentwood onto A12. Continue on A12 towards Ipswich, bypassing Colchester. Take the left exit signposted “Stratford St Mary, Dedham and Higham. Turn right at bottom of hill to Dedham, over bridge and down hill. Take the first left where road widens into lay-by.
A12 – Having passed sign to East Bergholt, continue down hill and take left exit to Stratford St Mary and Dedham. Then take the next right turn to Stratford St Mary. Continue past Le Talbooth Restaurant; take the next left to Dedham, over the bridge, and down hill. Take the first left where road widens into lay-by.
From Colchester High Street, continue onto East Hill and over the mini roundabout to East Street before turning left at the next mini roundabout onto Ipswich Road. At the next roundabout, take the first exit, then the second exit onto the A1232, signposted Harwich A120. Continue along this road until merging onto the A12, signposted Ipswich. After 2.5 miles, branch left then merge onto Ipswich Road. In half a mile, bear right onto Gun Hill, and then bear right onto Stratford Road before turning right for Dedham.