• Video of Canfield Walks: Flitch Way Circular 1

Technical difficulty   Moderate

Time  2 hours 39 minutes

Coordinates 616

Uploaded June 15, 2014

Recorded June 2014

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7.52 mi

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near Great Canfield, England (United Kingdom)

This walk is about 7.5 miles long and includes a stretch of the Flitch Way, where a railway connecting Bishops Stortford and Dunmow used to run.

The walk uses public footpaths, bridleways and roadways. In summer some footpaths can be covered by long grass concealing uneven or pitted ground and care should be taken. Walking boots with good ankle support are especially helpful in these conditions.

For one stretch after leaving Thrift Wood the route follows a public footpath over a field, but this is neither waymarked nor blazed so the walker has followed tractor tracks in the approximate direction of the footpath wherever possible.

The video shows views along this walk. Please note that some of the public footpaths go through the middle of cornfields. They can become very difficult to cross, at least temporarily, after the harvest if/when the stubble is ploughed up. Walking conditions do vary over time and features may have become unsafe (e.g. a broken stile) and these should be avoided. In such cases it is worth taking a look around to see if a detour has been provided that can be used in safety.

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