• Video of Canfield Walks: to the Source of the Roding (and the Three Horseshoes)

Time  3 days 21 hours 38 minutes

Coordinates 806

Uploaded August 11, 2014

Recorded August 2014

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358 f
234 f
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8.14 mi

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near Great Canfield, England (United Kingdom)

This 8 mile walk uses roads and public footpaths, bridleways, byways, and the Harcamlow Way. It starts at Great Canfield church, goes through Little Canfield and Takeley, and ends at "Rodings Rise" in Molehill Green. There is then an excursion to the Three Horseshoes just down the road. Towards Molehill Green the track crosses the infant River Roding from time to time and gets close to its source. Getting to the source itself is foiled through lack of public access, but the house named "Rodings Rise" makes a suitable end point for the walk.

The walk takes between 3 and 4 hours (please ignore the 3 days and 21 hours shown in the statistics, which arise for technical reasons).

This is not a short walk, it crosses open country, and some of the surfaces are uneven and rutted. Clothing should be appropriate to these conditions, and, as always, to the weather. Walking boots with good ankle support are strongly recommended. Take special care when walking along the 100 yards of road in Great Canfield between Black Hall and Helman's Cottage where the road bends and the verge is particularly narrow.

The video shows views along this walk. Please note that some of the public footpaths are blazed through the middle of cornfields. They will become very difficult to cross, at least temporarily, after the harvest 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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