Picnic spot on Wicken Water, Arkesden

SWC Walk 116 Wendens Ambo [Audley End station] Circular

27-Feb-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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The Cottage, pargeted house in Wendens Ambo

SWC Walk 116 Wendens Ambo [Audley End station] Circular

27-Feb-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Tomb for the Cutte family, St. Mary the Virgin, Arkesden (full size)

SWC Walk 116 Wendens Ambo [Audley End station] Circular

27-Feb-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Wicken Water, Arkesden

SWC Walk 116 Wendens Ambo [Audley End station] Circular

27-Feb-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Old houses , Wendens Ambo

Wendens Ambo Circular

21-Apr-13 • moontiger on Flickr

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Pargetted house, Wendens Ambo

The decorative facing is called pargetting. Wendens Ambo Circular

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More thatch Arkesden

Wendens Ambo Circular

21-Apr-13 • moontiger on Flickr

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Wendens Ambo Circular walk

North West Essex hills and pretty villages

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swcwalks swcwalk 116, Wendens Ambo Circular. 27/10/17.

Almost 15 miles of walking on a glorious Autumn day in the chalky uplands of North-West Essex. There's picturesque thatched cottages in attractive villages; rolling hills; wooded greenways and some good examples of 'pargeting' ( a medieval plastering method). Lunch is had at Chrishall church, one of a number of attractive churches on the walk. This is also close to the highest point in Essex (147m, 482ft), offering views down the 'winding valley' that gives Wendens Ambo' its name. Thereafter, the Icknield Way is followed to Elmdon, with views across the Cambridgeshire Plain, followed by more field boundaries, another crossing of the noisy M11, prior to the descent back into Wendens Ambo. A very decent walk, marking the last longer one before the onset of GMT. Always a sad occasion for this walker...


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