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Harcamlow Way

227 km / 141 miles

Cambs, Essex, Herts
A figure-of-eight walk, mainly on tracks and green lanes passing many places of historic interest, crossing low hills, woods and arable land via Standon and Manuden to meet the cross-over point at Newport. It continues through Saffron Walden and over the low Bartlow Hills to Horseheath and the Fleam Dyke, to enter Cambridge, the return route passing through Melbourn and Chrishall to Newport, continuing via Debden, Thaxted, Takeley and Hatfield Forest. The waymarked Five Parishes Millennium Boundary Walk (15 miles) is a circular route using part of the Harcamlow Way at Tilty. The waymarked Wimpole Way (11 miles and on OS mapping) Way goes across farmland and through the villages of Caldecote and Kingston to the eighteenth-century Wimpole Hall and Park and is part of the Harcamlow Way. With the Clopton Way it links the Greensand Ridge Walk with Cambridge.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Heritage
Start and Finish:
TL445113 - Harlow, Essex
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Web Sites: Cambridgeshire CC - Wimpole Way - PDF

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet: Harcamlow Way (Contact Essex - 1980)
Badge: Badge for Harcamlow Way (Ways Through Essex)


Show OS Map
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 153154166167
OS Landranger Active: 153154166167
OS Explorer: 174183194195208209210226
OS Explorer Active: 174183194195208209210226

Group Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation: Cambridge YHA, 97 Tenison Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire 1 Km
Hostel Accommodation: Harlow International Hostel, Harlow, Essex < 1 Km

Connected Paths:

E Routes: E-Route 2 UK Section - Harwich to Middleton in Teesdale
Paths Marked on OS mapping: Clopton Way; Fen Rivers Way; Forest Way (Essex); Hertfordshire Way; Icknield Way Path; Stort Valley Way; Three Forests Way; Wimpole Way
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Other Paths: Byrhtnoth's Last Essex Visit; Fleam Dyke and Roman Road Walk; Greenwich Meridian Trail; Mandeville Monk's Way; Saffron Trail; Uttlesford Way; Walsingham Way - London to Walsingham; West Anglian Way
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Anytime Challenges: Hertford Challenge Walk


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Route Profile:

218.8 Km (136.0 miles)
1,965 m (6,447 ft) ascent
151 m (495 ft)  maximum height