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Thaxted

Essex


Slow Ways linking Thaxted and Braintree, Great Dunmow, Halstead, Haverhill, Saffron Walden, Stansted Mountfitchet

England / Essex / Thaxted

Thaxted’s six Slow Ways are 42% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 4/6
verified: 0/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

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 Thaxted from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Saffron Walden—Thaxted
Saftha one

Review me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 210m Descent 180m
Saffron Walden—Thaxted
Saftha two Pioneer me Distance 16km/10mi Ascent 228m Descent 200m
Stansted Mountfitchet—Thaxted
Statha one Review me Distance 17km/11mi Ascent 145m Descent 129m
Thaxted—Braintree
Thabra one Review me Distance 22km/14mi Ascent 114m Descent 146m
Thaxted—Great Dunmow
Thagre one Verify me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 83m Descent 93m
Thaxted—Halstead
Thahal one Pioneer me Distance 27km/17mi Ascent 207m Descent 254m
Thaxted—Haverhill
Thahav one Pioneer me Distance 20km/13mi Ascent 183m Descent 199m

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Collective progress

46% of Thaxted’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

7/7

drawn

4/7

reviewed

2/7

surveyed

0/7

verified

3 people have contributed to Thaxted’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

2 people have surveyed a route in Thaxted

67km out of 130km have been walked and reviewed

94km of reviews have been shared in Thaxted

Latest Updates

Note - Thaxted car park is free, also at Rayne in the old railway station car park where you could begin or end the walk if you didn't want to go into Braintree itself....

Helen Glashier

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Helen Glashier took this photo on Thabra one

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I suggest taking a short detour at the start of the first footpath in Stansted to avoid steep steps and a very overgrown section of footpath for the first approximately 50 metres....

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Saffron Walden—Thaxted

Helen Glashier added Saftha two, a new walk from Saffron Walden to Thaxted

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I have suggested an alternative route, sent separately, to avoid the necessity of walking along the busy Newport Road near Debden where there is no pavement or usable verge....

Helen Glashier

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If you are going from Dunmow to Thaxted direction I have included a photo of where the footpath meets the road near Little Easton opposite Elmbridge Farm as it looks as if you are entering private property but there is a footpath signpost on the opposite side of the road and a faded yellow arrow on the gate post. If you are going in the Thaxted Dunmow direction the footpath goes between two houses at Great Easton which is easily missed (follow the dog's gaze) if you aren't looking out for it....

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Helen Glashier took this photo on Thagre one

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Thaxted

Redchicken surveyed Thaxted

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Redchicken surveyed Thagre one

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Pub stops in Great Dunmow, Little Easton, Great Easton, Duton Hill and Thaxted - stopping at Duton Hill breaks the journey nicely. Good walk, saw buzzard and kestrel too, keep an eye out for the red kites!...

Redchicken

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The route would ideally be updated as these issues can easily be avoided...

Clare

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Thaxted

SuffolkJohn surveyed Thaxted

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Saffron Walden—Thaxted

Slow Ways added Saftha one, a new walk from Saffron Walden to Thaxted

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Stansted Mountfitchet—Thaxted

Slow Ways added Statha one, a new walk from Stansted Mountfitchet to Thaxted

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Thaxted—Braintree

Slow Ways added Thabra one, a new walk from Thaxted to Braintree

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Thaxted—Great Dunmow

Slow Ways added Thagre one, a new walk from Thaxted to Great Dunmow

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Thaxted—Halstead

Slow Ways added Thahal one, a new walk from Thaxted to Halstead

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Thaxted—Haverhill

Slow Ways added Thahav one, a new walk from Thaxted to Haverhill

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Thaxted, Thu 25 April

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Thaxted’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TL6121730911

Lat / Lon

51.95333° / 0.34464°

Easting / Northing

561,217E / 230,911N

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Facilities

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

Official ‘Walkers are Welcome’ town

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