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Saturday, 2 March 2019

Saturday Walk - Harlow Circular - late start, short journey, short walk

Saturday Walk - Harlow Circular T=swc.55

Length: 8.7 miles (14 km). Toughness: 1/10

"This is a fairly easy walk with the advantage of being close to London, making it ideally suited for a short winter’s day. Depending on the time of year, there are a couple of sections where the footpath is not obvious across expansive (recently harvested / fallow) fields; however there are distinctive landmarks to guide you." "A great day out with one walker mischievously complaining about the low level of road noise and lack of industrial estates."

Trains: Get the 0955 Stanstead train from Liverpool Street (Tottenham Hale 1006) arriving Harlow Town 1024. cdr to Harlow Town. Return trains at xx00, xx32, xx40.

Lunch is the The Crown  (07415 370860) or more gastro (Michelin BIB Gourmand 2019) Fox & Hounds  (01279 843999)

1 comment:

PeteB said...

n=10 on this walk of big skies and big flat fields with thankfully clear paths with only a bit of claggy mud. Right at the start there was a slick and sloping narrow path which we all managed to negotiate without any spills albeit in a somewhat ungainly manner. Weather w=mild,-cloudy-with-sunny-periods. Blackthorn and cherry blossom out but will it survive the windy weather of the next 24 hours?

Excellent lunch at the Fox and Hounds with friendly and efficient staff and it was good to see family groups enjoying their Sunday meals although the pub was far from full. The Crown a bit further on is an adequate alternative although it helps if you are a Sky Sports fan.

More big fields after lunch and we watched an almost impossibly fragile looking plane take off from a tiny airfield. We got back to Harlow quite early and 3 set off for the town centre for refreshments while the rest of us caught trains home.

This is hardly an aesthetically classic walk but makes a pleasant outing through attractive villages. Worth noting too is that it is stile-free. A good day in the company of some older regulars (or should that be lags (;>) )