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Chipping Ongar

Essex


Slow Ways linking Chipping Ongar and Billericay, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Epping, Harlow, Leaden Roding, Sawbridgeworth, Stapleford Abbots

England / Essex / Chipping Ongar

Chipping Ongar’s eight Slow Ways are 41% checked

Drawn: 8/8
reviewed: 3/8
verified: 2/8
and surveyed: 0/8

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Walk to Chipping Ongar from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Chipping Ongar—Billericay
Chibil one Pioneer me Distance 19km/12mi Ascent 165m Descent 138m
Chipping Ongar—Brentwood
Chibre one Review me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 78m Descent 131m
Chipping Ongar—Chelmsford
Chiche three Survey me Distance 24km/15mi Ascent 211m Descent 231m
Chipping Ongar—Leaden Roding
Chilea one Pioneer me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 87m Descent 67m
Epping—Chipping Ongar
Eppchi one Survey me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 118m Descent 145m
Harlow—Chipping Ongar
Harchi one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 121m Descent 107m
Sawbridgeworth—Chipping Ongar
Sawchi one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 127m Descent 133m
Stapleford Abbots—Chipping Ongar
Stachip one Pioneer me Distance 12km/8mi Ascent 132m Descent 152m

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Collective progress

41% of Chipping Ongar’s eight route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

8/8

drawn

3/8

reviewed

0/8

surveyed

2/8

verified

7 people have contributed to Chipping Ongar’s Slow Ways

5 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Chipping Ongar

48km out of 128km have been walked and reviewed

120km of reviews have been shared in Chipping Ongar

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Walked on a sunny day in mid-July, I really enjoyed the route which mixes time spent out in the open crossing fields, with stretches under the cover of woodland canopies. It depends on very little road walking which is great and there are some good pubs for breaks at points along the way....

Thom Brisco

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A large section of the walk is on St Peters Way which runs from Ongar to Bradwell, so the footpaths were reliable and cleared....

Dan Barron

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I've marked it down for some missing way marking on the ground, going via Writtle (which seems an unnecessary diversion), and for some ambiguous route alignment in Chelmsford. From the starting point in Chipping Ongar, the mapped route goes north up the High Street before turning east on Love Lane going past Ongar Sports Club and out into agricultural fields. You’ll swiftly leave ways with this though and soon after reach a point where the Essex Way and St Peter’s Way meet your path and them diverge. (I think a preferable way out of town would be to go a little south down the High Street and turn east onto Castle Street, taking St Peter’s Way recreational path from its starting point where it shares the route with the Essex Way, this soon meets the described route but avoids the pavement stomp for a quicker way into the countryside). A set of concrete stairs exits into a High Ongar cul-de-sac which may initially confuse but the mapped route swiftly takes you around to Mill Lane where the route proceeds again across agricultural fields. 

At this point, I found the route onwards difficult to to discern. One hopes a clear route will soon be signposted again - but a quick search online indicates that others have had trouble here trying to follow St Peter’s Way. Going north along the track through the Writtle Belt of trees eventually takes you to a pedestrian/cyclist underpass beneath the A414 and a route skirting the east of Writtle before rejoining the mapped path.]....

James Piers Taylor

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Stapleford Abbots—Chipping Ongar

Helen Gough added Stachip one, a new walk from Stapleford Abbots to Chipping Ongar

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After crossing the motorway you can turn immediately left or go straight ahead but whichever path you take gps will show you drifting off the route. As remarked by another reviewer it is definitely a long trousers route as parts can be quite overgrown (very thistley when I walked) and although most parts of the route were dry and firm there were many indications that after wet weather they could be very muddy so I would recommend good boots in wet conditions....

porcovolente

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Chipping Ongar—Chelmsford

Daisy C added Chiche three, a new walk from Chipping Ongar to Chelmsford

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Run this route 2 or 3 times a week, its part of the essex way, very well sign posted, little over grown at the moment in parts so would recommend trousers rather than shorts, very quiet, hardly ever see other walkers on parts of the route and a few good pubs on the route if your taking it slow Nice mixture of forests and farmers fields There is a bus that will take you back to the start but can be unreliable, only comes once an hour and very rarely on time...

Gavin P

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Enjoyable walk that minimises road walking until arriving in Brentwood and takes in different terrains en route....

Stephen Mayo

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Tested route from North Weald to Ongar and that is footpath almost all the way across fields and through woodland, except for Toot Hill where you walk a little way through the village. Need to keep an eye on the route in a few places as there are a few areas where the footpath is not well signposted (e.g. Toot Hill towards Ongar turn right at the house on the corner over a little metal bridge). Easy, accessible route with only one large uphill section....

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Chipping Ongar

Penny Patterson surveyed Chipping Ongar

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Chipping Ongar

Charlette surveyed Chipping Ongar

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Chipping Ongar—Billericay

Slow Ways added Chibil one, a new walk from Chipping Ongar to Billericay

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Chipping Ongar—Brentwood

Slow Ways added Chibre one, a new walk from Chipping Ongar to Brentwood

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Chipping Ongar—Leaden Roding

Slow Ways added Chilea one, a new walk from Chipping Ongar to Leaden Roding

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Epping—Chipping Ongar

Slow Ways added Eppchi one, a new walk from Epping to Chipping Ongar

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Harlow—Chipping Ongar

Slow Ways added Harchi one, a new walk from Harlow to Chipping Ongar

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Sawbridgeworth—Chipping Ongar

Slow Ways added Sawchi one, a new walk from Sawbridgeworth to Chipping Ongar

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Chipping Ongar’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TL5527202976

Lat / Lon

51.70405° / 0.24568°

Easting / Northing

555,272E / 202,976N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Chipping Ongar's meeting point

Public toilet

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Supermarket or convenience shop

Restaurant, cafe or pub

Accommodation

Accommodation for under £50 a night

Campsite

Bothy

Free wifi

Mobility scooter hire

Off-road wheelchair hire

Disabled Parking

Train station

Bus stop

Ferry

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