RECOMMENDED WALKS: introduction
There is no better way to explore this lovely and interesting area than on foot. The Society is pleased to offer two series of walking routes. Please click on one of the green buttons below to go to listings of either Station Walks or Other Walks. Each Station Walk starts and finishes at a railway station. Other Walks start and finish near somewhere convenient to park. The list is gradually being expanded. Routes range from 1 mile to 17 miles. If you are an inexperienced walker, do start with the shorter options! It is advisable to check rail timetables before setting out for a Station walk —see www.greateranglia.co.uk or www.nationalrail.co.uk. We recommend that you carry an Ordnance Survey "Explorer" map with a 1:25000 scale. The whole of the Hundred Parishes is covered by Explorer maps 183,194,195, 209 and 210. They can be purchased from good bookshops or online from Ordnance Survey at www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk.
Please follow the Countryside Code, whose abbreviated version is repeated here:
Respect everyone • be considerate to those living in, working in and enjoying the countryside • leave gates and property as you find them • do not block access to gateways or driveways when parking • be nice, say hello, share the space • follow local signs and keep to marked paths unless wider access is available
Protect the environment • take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit • do not light fires and only have BBQs where signs say you can • always keep dogs under control and in sight • dog poo – bag it and bin it – any public waste bin will do • care for nature – do not cause damage or disturbance
Enjoy the outdoors • check your route and local conditions • plan your adventure – know what to expect and what you can do • enjoy your visit, have fun, make a memory.
If you wish to suggest an improvement to a route description, please use the Feedback section at the bottom of the website menu.
Uttlesford District Council supports a number of free weekly health walks - see www.uttlesford.gov.uk/article/5597/Health-walks-in-Uttlesford. East Herts Ramblers (www.easthertsramblers.co.uk) have regular weekly walks in the Hundred Parishes area. Discover Uttlesford: Circular walks along the Uttlesford Way by Peter Cooper comprises 16 further walks within the Hundred Parishes - enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. www.walkinginengland.co.uk gives access by county then location to thousands of downloadable walking routes.
Some parishes have village or town trails and even books of local walks. These are listed in the individual parish introductions on this website.