Extra Walk 55 – Harlow Circular
Length: 14 km (8.7 miles). Toughness: 1/10 10:40
Stansted Airport train from Liverpool Street
(Seven Sisters 10:53), arriving Harlow Town
There are six return trains each hour from Harlow Town, with the fastest ones (from Stansted Airport) at around xx:02, xx:17, etc.
I haven't done this walk myself and no-one has seen fit to upload any photos of it, but the author describes it as ideally suited for a short winter's day (sunset is at 4pm). Its only previous Saturday posting was back in 2009, but a couple of anonymous explorers recently posted some sparkling reviews – brilliant! fantastic!
– so it's about time a few more Saturday Walkers had a chance to enjoy it.
The lunchtime stop is in the village of Hunsdon, just under halfway round the walk. You can choose between an up-market gastropub, the Fox & Hounds
, or a more traditional pub lunch in The Crown
. The walk document suggests a couple of pubs on the way back to Harlow for refreshment, and I'm sure there'll be the usual range of coffee shops if you look around the town before catching a train. There should also be a trolley service on the Stansted Airport trains.
You'll need to bring the walk directions on this pdf
document. There are only a few pages and it was updated at the start of the year, so there shouldn't be any problem with the directions. T=swc.55