The Flitch Way disused Railway Line

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Apr 18
2020

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£12.50
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This will be flat, but as it's just under 15 miles i'll be approx 6 hours of walking

This is a walk I've had on my to do list for quite some time and it has taken a little planning as it starts in one location and ends in another, on a different train line.  However at  just under 15 miles it promises to be a great OutdoorLads day walk along the old disused Bishop Stortford to Braintree branch line that once cut it's way through the Essex Countryside.

The name “Flitch Way” originated from the Flitch ceremony in Little Dunmow whereby couples who could prove that they had not argued in marriage after a year and a day would be awarded a flitch (side) of bacon.

A day out for historical railway lovers, nature lovers or those who just can't help but enjoy a good jolly with their fellow OutdoorLads. 

Please pay attention to the quite specific travel requirements below as it's a little more complicated that the usual circular routes.

Is it dog friendly?  Yes!!  4 legged friends are welcome but please abide by the Countryside Code (https://tinyurl.com/rlqvp3h) and please remember, not everyone loves dogs as much as you do so please be mindful of other members.  Just remember it's 15 miles which is at least 6 hours walking, so you'll need to ensure you bring hydration for both of you.

 

 

Image credits and thank you's:

Credit and thanks to Sandra and the Friends of the Flitch Way for permission to use the the location and route images taken from their website www.friends-of-the-flitch-way.org.uk

 

Walcome to the Flitch Way
Bannister Greenhalt - Flitch Way
Clap Bridge - Flitch Way
Rayne Station - Flitch Way
Some original ODL members?
Walcome to the Flitch Way
Bannister Greenhalt - Flitch Way
Clap Bridge - Flitch Way
Rayne Station - Flitch Way
Some original ODL members?

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