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Harlow

Essex


Slow Ways linking Harlow and Chipping Ongar, Epping, Hoddesdon, Sawbridgeworth, Ware

England / Essex / Harlow

Harlow’s five Slow Ways are 55% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 4/5
verified: 2/5
and surveyed: 0/5

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Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

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Walk to Harlow from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Harlow—Chipping Ongar
Harchi one Pioneer me Distance 18km/11mi Ascent 121m Descent 107m
Harlow—Epping
Harepp one

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 138m Descent 178m
Harlow—Epping
Harepp two Verify me Distance 14km/8mi Ascent - Descent -
Harlow—Sawbridgeworth
Harsaw one Survey me Distance 7km/5mi Ascent 33m Descent 24m
Harlow—Sawbridgeworth
Harsaw two Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 40m Descent 31m
Hoddesdon—Harlow
Hodhar one Survey me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 42m Descent 46m
Ware—Harlow
Warhar one Review me Distance 14km/9mi Ascent 39m Descent 46m

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Collective progress

54% of Harlow’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

6/7

reviewed

0/7

surveyed

2/7

verified

9 people have contributed to Harlow’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Harlow

67km out of 84km have been walked and reviewed

125km of reviews have been shared in Harlow

Latest Updates

Walked this route before Slow Ways was launched. Can be offputtingly wet at times but mostly a pleasantt canal heavy walk....

Ruth

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porcovolente took this photo on Harepp two

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The first half of the route runs through Harlow but, apart from the short stretch around the bus station, is not at all urban being mostly through green areas and some low rise suburban residential streets. You are walking into oncoming traffic on a nominal pavement which is a white line painted on the road about a foot from a wall in places and it is hard to see traffic coming as it is obscured by the wall. When you reach the High Street in Epping there are plenty of places to get food and drink but not when you get to the underground station at the end of the route (there is sometimes a kiosk open)....

porcovolente

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Most attractive, mainly countryside...

John D Bevan

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Excellent route alongside River Stort. It can become a bit muddy from the last lock, just before the end. It is possible to cycle it, although there are one or two stiles to lift your bike over...

John D Bevan

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It is beautiful, pretty direct route and the canal has a lovely calmness, it was lovely to walk this route....

Slow Ways Darren

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Slow Ways Darren took this photo on Hodhar one

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Some care needed at junction of the two rivers as signage is slightly confusing...

Sue and Ian

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Harlow—Epping

Derick Rethans added Harepp two, a new walk from Harlow to Epping

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I've therefore uploaded a new route (Harepp 2) which fixes these issues....

Derick Rethans

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There is then a section through the town, with some parks in between that were rather busy on my sunny day....

Derick Rethans

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Instead continue on down Conduit Lane and there are traffic lights to cross the same road and then turn right to return to the route. There are plenty of places to get food and drink in Hoddesdon as the route starts at the end of the High Street but after that there is nothing until Roydon where I assume there is a shop or a pub although I didn't actully see one....

porcovolente

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porcovolente took this photo on Hodhar one

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Buses available at A1184 so it's possible to split this route in half....

MadGeordie

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Harlow—Sawbridgeworth

paulcooper added Harsaw two, a new walk from Harlow to Sawbridgeworth

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Harlow

danravenellison surveyed Harlow

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Harlow

danravenellison surveyed Harlow

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I suggest taking the road from the station to the A414 roundabout and turning right follow the footway alongside the A414 and over the rail bridge and almost immediately after there is an unsigned footpath through a wood that leads down to the river....

vic

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The only slight blip is at the start coming out of Harlow station, the map suggests you can cross directly under/over the railway straight after the station, but in fact it seems you have to go up to the roundabout and cross via the A414 road bridge, but it's not much further at all....

Rose

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Harlow—Sawbridgeworth

paulcooper added Harsaw one, a new walk from Harlow to Sawbridgeworth

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Harlow—Chipping Ongar

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

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Harlow—Epping

Slow Ways added Harepp one, a new walk from Harlow to Epping

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Hoddesdon—Harlow

Slow Ways added Hodhar one, a new walk from Hoddesdon to Harlow

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Ware—Harlow

Slow Ways added Warhar one, a new walk from Ware to Harlow

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Harlow, Sat 24 February

Cloudy

Harlow’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TL4462011208

Lat / Lon

51.78086° / 0.09506°

Easting / Northing

544,620E / 211,208N

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Facilities

Users have reported that the following facilities can be found within 1km of Harlow'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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