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Three Forests Way

96 km / 60 miles

Essex, Herts
A route devised by the West Essex Group of the RA to commemorate Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee. It links three Essex forests, although only eight miles of the Way are through them. The Way visits Hatfield Forest and via White Roding, the Roding valley and Abridge, the Hainault Forest and via Loughton, Epping Forest. The Stort Valley is followed back to the finish. See also Epping Forest Challenge Walk and London LOOP.

No publication available but marked on Explorer maps.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: River
Start and Finish:
TL445113 - Harlow, Essex
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet: Three Forests Way (Essex County Council - 1986)


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  Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2011.
  At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger: 166167177
OS Landranger Active: 166167177
OS Explorer: 174183194195
OS Explorer Active: 174183194195

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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Hostel Accommodation: Harlow International Hostel, Harlow, Essex < 1 Km 96 Km

Connected Paths:

Paths Marked on OS mapping: Essex Way; Forest Way (Essex); Harcamlow Way; London Loop; St Peter's Way; Stort Valley Way
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Other Paths: Greenwich Meridian Trail; Hadleigh to Stratford Legacy Walk; London Countryway; London Green Belt Way; Mandeville Monk's Way; Nelson Way; West Anglian Way
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Anytime Challenges: Epping Forest Challenge Walk; Whamblab Extravaganza


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Route Profile:

94.4 Km (58.7 miles)
939 m (3,081 ft) ascent
116 m (381 ft)  maximum height