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Tree and name on bright green disc/plaquesForest Way (Essex)

40 km / 25 miles

The Way links two forests and several open spaces in south-west Essex. From the edge of Epping Forest it runs north over farmland, from where there are views over the Lea valley, and crosses Latton and Harlow Commons to Hatfield Heath, Woodside Green and Hatfield Forest. At the end the walk meets with the waymarked Flitch Way (15 miles and on OS mapping) which follows the track of a former railway between Braintree and Bishops Stortford.


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Tree and name on bright green disc/plaques
Tree and name on bright green disc/plaques
Easy; Forest/Woodland
TQ423956 - Loughton Station, Essex
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TL534213 - Hatfield Forest Country Park, Takeley Street, Essex
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Forest Way (Essex County Council - 1996)


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Route Profile:

39.5 Km (24.5 miles)
371 m (1,217 ft) ascent
116 m (381 ft)  maximum height