Three Forests Way
This circular walk links three fine forests in the Essex/Hertfordshire area - Hatfield Forest, Hainault Forest and Epping Forest.
The walk passes Harlow, Loughton, the River Roding Valley, Arbidge, Chipping Ongar, Sawbridgeworth and Chigwell. All three forests have long peaceful walking paths while the route also includes a splendid waterside section along the River Stort near Harlow.
On the way you can link up with the waymarked Epping Forest Centenary Walk.
Three Forests Way Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Three Forests Way Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Three Forests Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Three Forests Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Old Bell in Sawbridgeworth is a nice place for a pit stop on the route. The historic pub is housed in a 16th Century timber-framed former coaching house. There's a charming interior with exposed beams and a fine open fireplace. Outside there's a pleasant garden area for warmer days. You can find them on Bell Street at postcode CM21 9AN for your sat navs. The nearby Pishiobury Park is also worth exploring in the area. The historic park includes ‘Capability’ Brown style landscape features and riverside paths along the Stort Valley Way.