The Saffron Walden Flyer August 2020 

Enjoy your summer at home                                                   

This month, Flyer freelance journalist Stephanie’s round up looks at local outdoor places you can visit right now plus ideas for summer picnics, which use seasonal produce and are plastic-free.

I do hope you enjoy whatever you and your family are able to do this summer.

Ten top outdoor spots in and around Saffron Walden

  1. The Common and Turf Labyrinth (Maze)
  2. The Museum grounds with outdoor exhibits and the Castle ruins
  3. The Battle Ditches
  4. The Blue Plaques (6 in total, plus 2 original plaques)
  5. The Anglo American Memorial
  6. The Children of Calais sculpture by Ian Wolter, off Church Path
  7. The Locations of the World War II Trail
  8. The Gardens of Audley End House (pre-book, fee)
  9. Audley End Miniature Railway (pre-book, fee)
  10. The Buildings featured in the Town Trail (exteriors only, depending upon re-opening information)

Practical information before visiting: Government Guidance

Parking: Swan Meadow. MiPermit contactless payment system in operation

Public toilets: At the time of going to print, open daily. Located in Hill Street. Please use sanitiser – for more details about these locations including the Town Trail

Call: 01799 524002 or email:

Thank you to the Saffron Walden TIC for this information, correct at the time of going to press.



New walking routes and local Public Rights of Way  circular walks (between 1 to 10 miles), normally with space to park. Recently added to the One Hundred Parishes website. Downloadable route descriptions with maps

Here are some ways to have a plastic-free picnic this summer:

  • Instead of clingfilm or foil – try wax wraps or reusable food containers
  • Use your own metal or bamboo cutlery – instead of plastic cutlery
  • Switch from disposable wipes to cloth wipes – dampen them and pop them in a small container to keep them moist
  • Cold drinks – don’t forget your reusable water bottle

To find out more: Public Rights of Way, to locate footpaths Public Rights of Way, to locate footpaths national cycle network