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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Sunday Walk 1

Roydon to Sawbridgeworth  SWC walk 164
 22.9 km (14.2 mi), shortenable to 11.75 mi
Toughness: 4 out of 10
A stile-free walk through fields and woods, along tracks, green lanes and quiet country roads. You got stretches of the River Ash in the morning and the Stort Navigation near the end. The walk visits Perry Green, home to The Henry Moore Foundation’s sculpture park, and once home to the man himself..Lunch is at a Foundation-run pub in the village.
Trains
Take the 09:57 Cambridge train from Liverpool St (Tottenham Hale 10:10) arriving at Roydon 10:27
Trains return from Sawbridgeworth at xx:05 and xx:32
Get a return to Sawbridgeworth.
Lunch:
The Hoops Inn, Perry Green (01279 843 568, ).
Open 12.00-18.00. Food served all day. Tea served 15.00-17.00.
Tea
Plenty of pub choices in Sawbridgeworth – see notes
The Henry Moore Foundation
Outdoor sculpture grounds with many monumental works by Henry Moore in 70 acres of Hertfordshire countryside. Some are visible from the walk, but, for a proper look round you need to pay admission. Details here. Note that due to development work, the Aisled Barn and Sheep Field Barn Gallery are not open this year. There’s a reduced entry fee to compensate.
Directions available here

2 comments:

Thomas G said...

n=3 W=overcast-and-humid-but-dry
Slow morning pace, as tupperware boxes had to be filled with berries, then sumptuous lunch on the terrace of The Hoops. Off to the Sculpture Park, back to The Hoops for tea. Later a pint in the Old Bell in Sawbridgeworth. Uneventful, but a nice day out.

Anonymous said...

A lovely peaceful walk with fantastic blackberry picking opportunities!

Excellent pub for lunch with plenty of choice to suit every appetite and budget.

The Henry Moore Foundation was well worth a visit, and there was a good selection of pubs in Sawbridgeworth.

All-in a very enjoyable day.