England, Saffron Walden
34 miles/54 km • 1-day tour • mainly lanes • easy
Saffron Walden, Eastern England, Essex
Explore one of the most beautiful parts of Essex, meandering along back roads in rolling countryside. Saffron Walden is a lovely old town, and an ideal starting and finishing point. The Imperial War Museum, Duxford, is nearby. Follow the link below for directions and points of interest.
Saffron Walden – Thaxted – Finchingfield – Castle Camps – Saffron Walden
Sart Audley End Station, only 1 hour from London Liverpool Street. To get to the starting point, head north on Robinsons Bungalows towards Station Road, turn right, then take the first left on to London Road. Turn right at Walden Road and continue on to Wenden Road to Saffron Walden.
Essentails Planning Plenty of cafes in Saffron Walden. Pub food at Thaxted and Finchingfield.
Points of interest
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, DUXFORD Duxford is Britain’s largest aviation museum, with an astonishing collection of military aircraft. Well worth a visit while you are in the area.
FINCHINGFIELD GREEN A fine green, with timber-framed Georgian and medieval cottages. The lane through Debden Green to Thaxted is delightful.
THAXTED Attractive historic town. See John Webb’s famous windmill, shown below.
George Green Farm, Little Hallingbury, Bishop’s Stortford, 01279 503409.
Avery House B & B, 52 Thorley Hill, Bishops Stortford. 01279 658311.