Length: 22.8 km (14.2 mi) [shorter walk possible, see below]
Ascent/Descent: 249/223 m; Net Walking Time: ca. 5 hours
Toughness: 4 out of 10
Take the 09.28 Cambridge North train from L’pool Street (Tottenham Hale [Victoria Line] 09.40), arrives Roydon at 09.57.
From Stratford you could take the 09.00 Bishop’s Stortford service, arrives 09.37.
Return trains: xx.03, xx.20 (chg Harlow Town) and xx.52 (chg Harlow Town).
Buy a Sawbridgeworth return.
“This walk leads mainly through rolling Hertfordshire countryside, either along tracks and green lanes or quiet country roads, featuring wheat fields, woods and waterways, the best of which are stretches of the River Ash in the morning and of the Stort Navigation near the end. Lunch is had at a charming pub in Perry Green, next to The Henry Moore Foundation
’s sculpture park and studios (ticketed entry only: full price £12.60).
The walk doesn’t feature any stiles, industry or offensive field crossings, and it is very low on the conurbation count as well.”
Shortcuts: It is possible to shorten the walk in two ways:
· Shortcut I cuts out 2.6 km (1.6 mi) before lunch,
· Shortcut II cuts out 1.4 km (0.9 mi) after lunch.
Taking Shortcut I & II reduces the length of the walk to 18.9 km (11.75 mi).
Lunch: The Hoops Inn
in Perry Green
(14.0 km/8.7 mi into the main walk, food served all day).
For walk directions
, height profile
and gpx/kml files