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Essex Lanes pretty villages and lost railway.26 miles

Essex Lanes pretty villages and lost railway.26 miles

Oct 27, 2018
Another easy cycle ride in the quiet Essex countryside. This time we are starting at Braintree where we immediately pickup the Flitchway - a cycle path on the dinused railway line that once ran between Braintree and Bishops Stortford.

We leave the Flitchway near Felstead and head south through Cock Green, Thistley Green to Littley Green where we stop for lunch at The Compasses http://www.compasseslittleygreen.co.uk

Back on our bikes we continue south through Howe St and Chignal Smealy to Roxwell where we stop for afternoon tea at the Hare near Roxwell which has a nice patio garden and a homemade cake servery http://www.pieandpintinns.co.uk/thehare/

Then Newney Green and the lovely cycle path into Chelmsford where the ride finishes. There are frequent trains from Chelmsford back to London.

Meeting up

Be on the 9.55 train from Stratford getting into Braintree at 10:50 (NOT Braintree Freeport) This train originates at Liverpool St and Shenfield so join the train at the most convenient station.


Get an super offpeak day return to Braintree - from Stratford this costs £12.30 wth a discount card eg Network Card, Gold Card etc.

Important - please read!

This ride is for adults not families, so you need to be over 18.

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Contact details


  • Social rides
9:45am 27 October 2018
9:45am 27 October 2018
Not repeating
All boroughs
Skill level
Further details

This event has been posted by an individual LCC member, and is not an official LCC event. Although we encourage LCC members to publicise their unofficial cycling events on the LCC website, the publication of such events does not constitute an endorsement of them by LCC. LCC takes no responsibility for this event, and whilst we hope those attending it enjoy doing so, attendance is at their own risk.

Posted by BlueFox at 5:49pm 23 October 2018

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