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Saturday, 31 August 2019

Great Chesterford to Audley End - A Multi-pylon Essex extravaganza

And now for something completely different in deepest Essex with (to the best of my knowledge) no dead parrots, lumberjack songs or flying circuses.

Length 8.7 miles (14 km)
Toughness 2 out of 10

Getting there

Catch the 9:28 am Cambridge North train from London Liverpool Street (advertised at platform 3 at the time of writing) or board at Tottenham Hale 9:40 am.
Alight at Great Chesterford at 10:35 am.

Getting back

Catch a train from Audley End station. Through trains depart at 19 minutes and 40 minutes past the hour and call at Tottenham Hale then Liverpool Street.


Buy a cheap day return to Great Chesterford


This short jaunt arrives into Saffron Walden for lunch with opportunities to visit Fry Art GallerySt. Mary's Church and the town's Museum.
The afternoon section passes the parkland of Audley End House (English Heritage)  before arriving at Audley End Station .
If you wish to visit Audley End and you are not a member of English Heritage then the cost is £18.50.  The house is open from midday to five and the stables, service wing and gardens are open from 10 am to six. You can get all the gen here



Anonymous said...

Art fund members are free to enter Audley End House and Gardens

Anonymous said...

Art fund members free - very good news - thank you

Bridie said...

N=6 of us on this walk in this gentle arable area of the country. The weather was W=lovely

Such a gentle walk that nothing of note happened throughout the walk which I found very agreeable - ideal for rumination and quiet chat.
Three of us lunched at 8 Bells (one was severely disappointed with his burger, too dry to swallow. My father would have said ‘I would rather be shot than poisoned).
One with an English Heritage pass visited Audley End but us non members were somewhat parsimonious and walked on to Wendens Ambo for tea at the Fighting Cocks before catching the slow and wonderful for sleeping train back to the smoke.
Greta walk - thanks all