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Sunday, 9 August 2015

Sunday First Walk - Essex hills & valleys

Extra Walk 130 – Great Chesterford to Newport
Length: 18.8km (11.7 miles) Toughness: 4/10

09:57 Cambridge train from Liverpool Street (Tottenham Hale 10:10) arriving at Great Chesterford at 11:05

Return trains from Newport (Essex) to Liverpool Street are at xx:13 (journey time 1 hour 01 minute). Buy an off-peak day return to Great Chesterford.

A pleasant walk through rolling hills and river valleys. As with most Essex walks it has its fair share of enormous crop fields, interspersed with small woods and river valleys. There is much of interest in the historic market town of Saffron Walden, where you stop for lunch, and Audley End (English Heritage) is one of Britain’s finest stately homes.

If you want to spend time looking round Saffron Walden or visiting Audley End, you could shorten the walk by 4.5km by walking along roads to Audley End Station (return trains are at xx:10 and xx:47[semi-fast]).

Full information about the walk and its shorter options, as well as the walk directions, can be found on the SWC Walk 130 page .

4 comments:

groundhog said...

Looks good. I may do this walk.

Fi said...

Am going.

MG said...

As no-one else has reported on this my memory is that there were 6 of us. At lunchtime 1 went to the pub, 2 had their sandwiches in the attractive Bridge End Garden, 1 walked around looking for a café (not easy on a Sunday)and 1 had disappeared. I didn't see any of the others again so don't know if like me they all carried on to Newport or whether any finished at Audley End.

MG said...

As no-one else has reported on this my memory is that there were 6 of us. At lunchtime 1 went to the pub, 2 had their sandwiches in the attractive Bridge End Garden, 1 walked around looking for a café (not easy on a Sunday)and 1 had disappeared. I didn't see any of the others again so don't know if like me they all carried on to Newport or whether any finished at Audley End.