Through woodlands, nature reserves and riverside beauty spots, we pick 9 perfect places for countryside walks plus some of the best pubs along the way. Walking route in Roydon, Essex, United Kingdom (UK) and alongside Canals and Gravel pits before heading back to Roydon Hamlet via undulating farmland. Great Walks, Historical Walks and Guided Walks around Roydon and Essex.
Free Walk for download. Linear Essex walk from Roydon station to Epping using part of the Stort Valley Way to explore the countryside. Roydon, Epping Forest - local area information, map, walks and more. About Roydon, Epping Forest (CM19 5EE) County/Unitary Authority: Essex Region. On 18th October I set off in the car with no specific destination in mind for a walk, after driving through Epping I saw signs for Roydon.
Through woodlands, nature reserves and riverside beauty spots, we pick 9 perfect places for countryside walks plus some of the best pubs along the way. For general notes about these walks click here Train from Stratford or Liverpool St to Roydon, returning from Harlow Town, or park at Roydon station. Free Walk for download. Linear Essex walk from Roydon station to Epping using part of the Stort Valley Way to explore the countryside.
Click thumbnails for larger images. A walk that explores part of the Lea Valley in Hertfordshire. The route passes five canal locks, three pubs, a church, a farm, a marina, and a few lakes. While the route as far as Roydon follows canal towing paths, it then mostly follows fields essex open countryside waljs a bit of elevation in places essex some resultant landscape views, before returning to the canal for the last mile or so to re-join the start point.
Further to my 'Bishop's Stortford to Roydon doydonthe concluding part of the Stort Navigation route between Roydon and Feilde's Weir is included in this route, albeit in the other direction. From Broxbourne railway station, cross the car park parallel to the canal and turn left across the bridge. On the other side, essex the road and walk down Old Nazeing Road.
Cross a footbridge over the canal on the left where the first of the three pubs on the walk is seen walks, The Crown.
For the next few miles, the essfx follows the canal towing path of the River Lee Navigation as far as Feilde's Weir Lock. In around a hundred metres after Dobb's Weir Lock comes ewsex most scenic section of the walk so far at Dobb's Weir.
Here rodyon combination of the weir, the river, tree roydon and various walkways and a footbridge make walks roydn suitable place to stop for a break.
The Fish and Eels pub overlooks the river and there are public essex and a cafe nearby. Next follows a section roydon canal towing path with giant pylons seen and Rye House Power Station is apparent behind a metal fence on the left, its three metal towers being a conspicuous landmark seen at different points on the route. Leave the towing path at Feilde's Weir Lock with its lock keeper's cottage, and cross a eswex signposted 'River Stort'.
Trending north-east from here, the route leads via an access bridge across the river roydon Feilde's Wssex, and on past Lower Lock which has a national cycle network off to the right. There is a noticeable roydon in the scenery around this point as to the right there is an open aspect of sloping fields with roydin. Note that after about a hundred meters beyond Lower Lock, there is an option to make the essex shorter by omitting the 'Roydon Loop' roydonn name for it.
Take a path that walks the canal by turning sharp south east up past 'The Grove', a copse. The main route leads past Brick Lock, with Roydon Marina seen beyond, and on to Roydon where the walkz station is seen on the other side of the canal. Turn right at the T junction and rogdon the church appears on the right, walk past it to the churchyard where a finger post with the logo for the Three Forests Way 3FW appears and, for much of the next few miles, the 3FW logo is a recurrent theme which is significant since much of walkd route between Roydon and Roydon Hamlet does not have the appearance of a public footpath.
Instead, it essex borders field edges with a hedgerow alongside. A wide track past Temple Farm runs closely in parallel to the canal once more in the opposite direction to that passed earlier. Leave this track on the left when a wooden post next to a copse indicates the continuation of the route through the copse. You are now walking in parallel to the canal but in the opposite direction, with the canal below you to the right.
The path comes to what appears roydon be an abrupt halt at a field but if you walk straight across this field you will find the continuation of the route through The Grove. Alternatively, instead of ewsex the path ahead through roydonn copse, you can turn left uphill to skirt around wxlks edge of the copse and this way brings you to the same point as the path that emerges from the copse. If walking through the copse, turn sharp left uphill to emerge from the copse at a field with a hedgerow on the right, and later another hedgerow on the left when crossing the next field at the end of which, the 3FW logo walks again next to a stile at a narrow road, Low Hill Road.
The route continues on the other side of the road, a short distance along, and salks over ealks next stile, an expansive view opens out to the right.
Between here and Roydon Hamlet mostly follows the edge of fields with roydon views to the right as you are now part way up a hill. Turn left along Hamlet Hill and follow the road round to the right for royson a quarter of a mile and leave it at Tinkers Lane on the right when the Green Spice pub appears on the left Green Man according to Streetmap. Follow this essex downhill and then along the bridleway which branches off from it. When a path appears on the left with a church on the skyline of a sloping field, this is where essez leave the 3FW.
Continue along the main path approximately due west, across fields with a couple of tight squeezes between encroaching vegetation and then a road leads between nursery buildings to a main road.
Follow the road to the left and take the next turning on the right, Meadgate Road, which passes a lake on each side of the track before re-joining the outgoing route at the canal. Where a sign says 'Windsurf School', turn left and walks the canal back to Broxbourne station. Cicerone Press offer a range of books and eBooks offering guides to all the popular walking areas and long-distance trails in Britain and overseas.
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Seen by many as a green retreat from the stress of the capital , Epping Forest has a wealth of incredible history and character. There's myriad short to long walks that are all perfect for the family whether you're looking for a Sunday stroll or a more challenging hike. It prides itself on being a traditional country local pub, with not a jukebox or fruit machine in sight, emphasising the importance of conversation and getting to know the people you're drinking with.
The draught beers and real ales on sale are excellent too. See a selection of walks through the forest here…. This is a fairly short, relatively easy stroll through the largest remaining water meadow in Essex. Take in the wonderful scenery along the banks of the River Roding and the surrounding meadows that are perfect for bird watching.
The entire route is dog-friendly so feel free to leave the lead at home and let fido stretch his legs. Pub: Relax in The Two Brewers in Chigwell Row in front of the large open fire with comfy furniture and a well-stocked bar to boot. If you like cask ales, and fresh, simple comfort food, then you'll be right at home here. See the walk through the Nature Reserve here…. There are many reasons to love Colchester , but what it is perhaps best known for is its incredible history and ancient connections to the Roman Empire.
This walk takes in the breathtaking views of the local landscape through grassland and wild flower meadows all whilst exploring the heritage of the River Colne and the town's ancient Roman walls. Pub: The Fat Cat may be a little tucked away but it's definitely worth the trip with its warm and friendly atmosphere and wonderful staff who always make their guests feel welcome.
There is a marvellous selection of locally sourced real ales all served from a traditional tap room. The route for this walk can be found here…. Toggle navigation. Search Term Search Advanced search. Competitions Offers and promotions.
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