Stort Valley Way

A long distance path of 28 miles in Essex and Hertfordshire, the walk is a circular around the town of Harlow. Highlights include River Stort Navigation, Harlow Marsh Nature Reserve, Lower Sheering, Loyter's Green, Great Wilmores, Latton Park, Epping Green, Bumble's Green and Roydon Hamlet. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

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Statistics and Files
Start: Roydon
Distance: 28 miles (45 km)
Grid Ref: TL406105
Climbing: 329 metres
Walk time: 11-14 hours
Days: 2

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Stort Valley Way is a walking circuit around Harlow in Essex. The way follows the River Stort Navigation from the starting point at Roydon Railway Station to Hunsdon Mead and continues east by sharing the Harcamlow Way and Three Forests Way past Parndon Mead, Harlow Marsh Nature Reserve, Hollinson Mead, Pishiobury Park, Sawbridgeworth and Lower Sheering from where the way turns from eastwards to southwards. Still accompanying the Three Forests Way path while the Harcamlow Way cuts north the Stort Valley Way and Three Forests Way pass Sheering, Down Hall, The Gorse Wood, Matching, Matching Tye to reach Carter's Green from where the Three Forest's Way leaves our route. Henceforth the Stort Valley Way continues south to Loyter's Green, Great Wilmores and Magdalen Laver after which it turns from southwards to westwards and continues its way to Hastingwood, Latton Park, and Rye Hill Road where it is rejoined by the Three Forest's Way. Epping Green is visited and then the Three Forest's Way is parted with for the last time as it heads off south. The Stort Valley Way continues east to Bumble's Green where it turns northwards to Nazeing and Roydon Hamlet before rejoining the River Stort Navigation and finishing back at Roydon Railway Station.

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