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A Great Starting point.

This is the first time we have ridden this route in such hot conditions. The tracks were bone dry... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Paul R
Epping, United Kingdom
Cycling trip

We took 14 cubs on 11 miles if the route it's easy cycling although the path is not so great when... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
cliff d
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We live very close to here and it's always a treat to go walking along the Flitch Way - it's quiet, pretty and well-maintained.

Thank Texan_Nicola
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is the first time we have ridden this route in such hot conditions. The tracks were bone dry, apart from one rutted section outside Great Dunmow. Fortunately, most of the route is in the shade but care needs to be taken as on any...More

2  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Although a little isolated in places, the Flitch Way provides a fairly level path for pedestrians, cyclists and horse-riders. Make a circular walk by including the Discovery Centre too. There are a number of places to stop for food along the way.

Thank B1G_J0N
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We took 14 cubs on 11 miles if the route it's easy cycling although the path is not so great when you get past little Dunmow .

Thank cliff d
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Put our bikes in the car and drove to Start Hill, the start of the Flitch Way. The way is flat, goes under many bridges and passes old stations and halts. Also runs along side Hatfield Forest with gates into it from the path. In...More

1  Thank GillyT
Reviewed 23 November 2017

A nice 10 mile stretch of disused railway line through the Essex countyside . I did it as a dog walk but intent returning in the spring to cycle the whole length . Beeching may have cut the railways but they are now brilliant wildlife...More

Thank cliff d
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

This path is an old railway and has a lot of peaceful nature all through it, it's very useful for running and general walking. It's also great and interesting that you can walk from A to B easily and has directional advice in parts, if...More

Thank Tommiddle
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The flitch way is ideal for walking. It is the old railway line from Braintree to Rayne and beyond. If you walk from Braintree station to Great Dunmow it is about 10 miles you pass through Rayne station (obviously not in use) and there is...More

1  Thank Joann K
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Decided to take the family out for a walk on a sunny day having read a few good reviews of the flitch way. All I found was a littered path and youths smoking cannabis whilst playing music. Not a route to take on your own.

1  Thank Takeley1000
Reviewed 23 March 2017

For any cyclist with any experience this trip from Start Hill, Takeley to Braintree is an easy jaunt. The track is mostly hard packed cinders with only a few gates and muddy puddles to negotiate. Being a disused railway there is little in the way...More

1  Thank Paul R
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21 August 2016|
Response from Paul S |
you can start from start hill just before Hatfield forest and go all the way safely to Great Dunmow come through the town and pick up again by the a120 by the travel lodge and continue along to felsted a quick hop across... More