RECOMMENDED WALKS: introduction
There is no better way to explore this lovely and interesting area than on foot. The Society encourages “sustainable tourism” and is pleased to offer two series of walking routes: Station Walks and Other Walks. Each of the Station walks starts and finishes at a railway station, some just outside the Hundred Parishes. Other Walks start and finish near somewhere convenient to park. The list of Other walks 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. Some of these walks start and finish at different stations, when it is usually cheaper to buy a return ticket to the more distant station than two singles. If driving to a two-station walk, it is suggested that you park at the finish and catch the train to the start, thereby avoiding the possible pressure to finish the walk at a certain time.
Please click on one of the green buttons below to go to listings of either Station Walks or Other Walks. The lists show the parishes through which each walk passes. You may wish to download introductions to those parishes as an additional source of information. 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.
If you encounter any problem along a route or wish to suggest an improvement to a route description, please use the Feedback section at the bottom of the website menu. We also like to hear how much you enjoyed a particular walk.
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.
www.walkinginengland.co.uk gives access by county then location to thousands of walking routes that can be downloaded free of charge.
The following publication consists of 16 further walks within the Hundred Parishes:
Discover Uttlesford: Circular walks along the Uttlesford Way by Peter Cooper - enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A number of parishes have village or town trails and even books of local walks. These are listed in the individual parish introductions.