May the fourth be with you Essex walk

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Lowland and Hill Walks
May 04

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Generally flat but will be ascents and descents and up to 10 miles which will be at least 4-5 hours of walking

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A long long time ago, in a county not very far away...

Join us for this lovely day walk that has absolutely nothing to do with Star Wars - it just happens to be on May the 4th.  Light sabers are welcome or just strap two danish pastries to the sides of your head and quote 'help me obi-wan' - if you so choose.

Starting and finishing in the sleepy village of Finchingfield this circular route will take us around beautiful Essex countryside.  This leisurely walk requires no jumps to hyper space as we'll take our time at a pace that suits everybody.  Finchingfield is often called the most beautiful village in England, a "picture-postcard" village and one of the most photographed, with a duck pond and village green surrounded by Georgian and medieval cottages; St John the Baptist Church on the hill; an eighteenth-century windmill and three public houses, one of which we will undoubtedly finish in at the end of the walk for a pint of something local.

As there is no convenient train station for Finchingfield, suggest using the comments box below to see if we can rally some (storm)troopers to get a few heads too and from nearby stations in their cars - the nearest being Braintree.

Dog owners - this is a dog friendly walk but please be prepared for the fact that there will be stiles and also please remember that not everyone is a dog lover so please be a responsible dog owner and keep it on a lead when and where required.


Photo credits:
Richard Green 
Christine Matthews 

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