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Chigwell

Essex


Slow Ways linking Chigwell and Ilford, Loughton, Romford, Stapleford Abbots, Walthamstow

England / Essex / Chigwell

Chigwell’s five Slow Ways are 45% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 4/5
verified: 1/5
and surveyed: 1/5

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Slow Way Route To do
Chigwell—Stapleford Abbots
Chigsta one Enjoy me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 140m Descent 112m
Chigwell—Romford
Chirom one

Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 54m Descent 82m
Chigwell—Romford
Chirom two Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent - Descent -
Ilford—Chigwell
Ilfchi one Pioneer me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 36m Descent 66m
Loughton—Chigwell
Louchi one Review me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 39m Descent 24m
Loughton—Chigwell
Louchi two Verify me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent - Descent -
Walthamstow—Chigwell
Walchi one

Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 89m Descent 70m
Walthamstow—Chigwell
Walchi two Review me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 162m Descent 143m

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Collective progress

59% of Chigwell’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

7/8

reviewed

3/8

surveyed

1/8

verified

7 people have contributed to Chigwell’s Slow Ways

4 people have pledged to walk and review a route

3 people have surveyed a route in Chigwell

63km out of 71km have been walked and reviewed

109km of reviews have been shared in Chigwell

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The biggest issue for me were the two sub-par road crossings but my own experience wasn't bad I just wouldn't recommend them without putting a warning, the route description is better since any review will eventually drop below a list of more recent ones. Being enjoyable is a subjective criteria, and the varied (semi-)natural habitats (Claybury Park and the riverbank on top of Epping Forest) and the variation in neighbourhood character achieve that for me, and avoiding walking beside busy roads is also important. The missing part starts from the meadow in Epping Forest by Chelmsford Road and ends where this route leaves the bank of the Roding in Woodford....

Daisy C

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Walthamstow—Chigwell

Daisy C added Walchi two, a new walk from Walthamstow to Chigwell

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There is some road walking, rather more than I would have liked, in particular the section along the B173 Lambourne Road, and Vicarage Lane - the name suggests sleepy Miss Marple territory, but it's a fast feeder for the nearby B road. The long section along Hook Lane at Stapleford Abbots (c 1.5 km) I didn't find so troublesome - no pavement but a wide verge, fewer cars, and by and large considerate drivers....

Jane Taylor

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Highlight was the River Roding and surroundings, plus some good walking on quiet roads. The lane eventually crosses the M25, ending at a fortress-like but unlocked gate with a cheaply laminated You Are Entering The Roding Valley Meadows sign. Next comes the good bit: first an unmade and slightly muddy track between trees, then across the River Roding flood meadows....

Daisy C

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I started from Romford and encountered a lot of queueing traffic on Mawney Rd, I checked a parallel route via Mildmay Rd, much quieter, but not worth a new route. She also mentions that on Thursdays there is an enormous car boot sale on the route between Marks Gate and the A12....

Daisy C

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Then the least enjoyable section which was the pavement walking on Manor Road and Vicarage Lane - it was a relief to jump off that for the final stretch to Chigwell station and easy to get home on the Central Line!...

Dan Barron

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(1) Narrow muddy paths and some road walking bring you to a (2) serene woodland (or four) with wide leaf strewn paths and easy walking....

Strider

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Chigwell—Stapleford Abbots

Helen Gough added Chigsta one, a new walk from Chigwell to Stapleford Abbots

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Loughton—Chigwell

Josie Parkinson pledged to walk Louchi one

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Walk a short way along the road to a crossing place. A short walk alongside a busy road to a roundabout with a crossing refuge in the middle of the road. There is an opening through the hedge with bollard (again narrow) by the roundabout taking you across Hainault Recreation Ground and Playing fields, you may need to walk around the pitches if games are being played....

Strider

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This route walks through houses, flies over busy roads, misses subways and goes through locked gates....

Strider

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Chigwell—Romford

Strider added Chirom two, a new walk from Chigwell to Romford

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From Chigwell Tube Station there is a dip past the shops then a long uphill (about 1km at 10%) following the London Loop signs. Turning left there is a quiet road past a building site down past a stables where the quiet road turns into a quieter track, over the M11 on a foot bridge to a woodland path....

Strider

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Loughton—Chigwell

Strider added Louchi two, a new walk from Loughton to Chigwell

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From Loughton station the route takes you through some alleyways, before leading you alongside a busy residential road....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Louchi one

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From Chigwell station the route takes you through a well-kept residential area past a church and then along a footpath through a small green. The route then takes you through some quiet residential areas up to the main road (New North Road) close to Hainault station. The route then takes you through another residential area which has a nice play park, outdoor gym and basketball court. The route then takes you away from the residential area and through Warren Farm....

Carla Khouri

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Carla Khouri took this photo on Chirom one

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The first, short section through Epping Forest is difficult to navigate with no obvious path taking the route shown, and for much of the year is very very muddy - wellies or similar boots are essential....

Rose

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Chigwell—Romford

Slow Ways added Chirom one, a new walk from Chigwell to Romford

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Ilford—Chigwell

Slow Ways added Ilfchi one, a new walk from Ilford to Chigwell

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Loughton—Chigwell

Slow Ways added Louchi one, a new walk from Loughton to Chigwell

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Walthamstow—Chigwell

Slow Ways added Walchi one, a new walk from Walthamstow to Chigwell

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Chigwell’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ4370493045

Lat / Lon

51.61789° / 0.07432°

Easting / Northing

543,704E / 193,045N

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