No sign of Cher, Susan Sarandon or Michelle Pfeiffer

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Gilston Park House

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Dead tree

Or perhaps one of those new artistic finger posts?

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Nobody was up for the challenge

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Canopy over the River Stort

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Harlow Circular walk

An easy walk through south east Hertfordshire.


14 km (8.7 miles)

OS Map

Landranger 167, Explorer 174


1 out of 10.

Features 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. For lunch at Hunsdon, you have the choice of the more upmarket Fox and Hounds or the more traditional Crown Inn. Shortly after lunch you pass by Hunsdon Airfield, a former Second World War RAF base - now used for light aircraft.
Shortening the walk



To be written.

Saturday Walkers Club

Take the nearest (fast) train to 10.55am (before or after) from Liverpool Street.

Lunch The Crown High St, Hunsdon, SG12 8NZ (07415 370860) or Fox & Hounds High St, Hunsdon SG12 8NH (01279 843999)
Tea The Moorhen Burnt Mill Lane, Harlow, CM20 2QS (01279 423066) or Plume of Feathers Pye Corner, Gilston, CM20 2RD (01279 424154) Open all day Saturday and Sunday
Current Issues

Housing development proposed that could entail up to 24,000 new homes.

Petition started against plans for 23,000 new homes on Harlow’s border

Petition calls for 23,000-home Harlow expansion to stop

Campaigners furious about plans to build ‘garden communities’ on pristine land, opening the floodgates to green belt development

Gilston Area for development to accommodate 10,000 homes

If this goes ahead it will have a siginificant impact on this walk.

February 2020

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By Train

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Back (not a train station)

By Car

Start CM20 2JD Map Directions


National Rail: 03457 48 49 50 • Travelline SE (bus times): 0871 200 2233 (12p/min) • TFL (London) : 0343 222 1234



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Walk Directions  

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This is just the introduction. This walk's detailed directions are in a PDF available from wwww.walkingclub.org.uk