August ’19

Walks from railway stations
From The Hundred Parishes Society

The Hundred Parishes Society has devised a series of interesting walks from railway stations on the
West Anglia main line. The full description of each walk, together with a route map, photos and information about points of interest, can be downloaded free from the Walks section of the Hundred Parishes Society’s website: www.hundredparishes.org.uk.

Last month we gave the route description of a 3.5 mile walk from Newport Station to Audley End Station. The Hundred Parishes’ website offers three further options for walking between Newport and Audley End stations ranging from 5 miles (8kms) to 11 miles (17 kms). Each of these route descriptions is too long to publish in The Flyer, but we hope this short review will encourage you to look at them on the Hundred Parishes website before downloading and printing at least one to try.
Last month’s route (number 6) kept west of the B1383. Walk numbers 15 and 16 stay mostly to the east of the B1383.

Walk 15 covers 5 miles (8kms), passing through rural parts of Debden parish and passing just south of Saffron Walden. There are no stiles to climb.

Walk number 16 is an extended version of number 15. It has an extra 2 miles, making 7 in all (11 kms), coming into Saffron Walden and passing the front of Audley End House. There are no stiles.

Walk number 11 follows a completely different route and is quite challenging at 11 miles. This gently undulating rural journey passes through six parishes:

Newport, Wicken Bonhunt, Quendon and Rickling, Clavering, Arkesden and Wendens Ambo. This route is particularly recommended on a bright, clear day when the many extensive views can be seen at their best. There are pubs along the way at Clavering and Arkesden but you are encouraged to carry water. Walking boots are recommended and please also consider sun hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. There are two stiles.