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Waltham Abbey

Essex


Slow Ways linking Waltham Abbey and Cheshunt, Enfield Town, Epping, Loughton, Waltham Cross

England / Essex / Waltham Abbey

Waltham Abbey’s five Slow Ways are 80% checked

Drawn: 5/5
reviewed: 5/5
verified: 3/5
and surveyed: 3/5

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Walk to Waltham Abbey from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Cheshunt—Waltham Abbey
Chewal one Enjoy me Distance 4km/3mi Ascent 7m Descent 11m
Enfield Town—Waltham Abbey
Enfwal one Verify me Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 34m Descent 45m
Waltham Abbey—Epping
Walepp one

Double check Distance 10km/6mi Ascent 100m Descent 160m
Waltham Abbey—Epping
Walepp two

Review me Distance 10km/6mi Ascent - Descent -
Waltham Abbey—Loughton
Wallou two Enjoy me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent - Descent -
Waltham Cross—Waltham Abbey
Walwal one

Enjoy me Distance 2km/1mi Ascent 4m Descent 2m
Waltham Cross—Waltham Abbey
Walwal two Review me Distance 3km/2mi Ascent - Descent -

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Collective progress

75% of Waltham Abbey’s five route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

7/7

reviewed

4/7

surveyed

3/7

verified

8 people have contributed to Waltham Abbey’s Slow Ways

1 people have pledged to walk and review a route

4 people have surveyed a route in Waltham Abbey

47km out of 47km have been walked and reviewed

125km of reviews have been shared in Waltham Abbey

Latest Updates

It's almost the same, but the line is only a rough match to the paths so it's harder to follow and also goes along a path that is blocked, east of Horseshoe Hill....

Daisy C

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I'm flagging the route for Access issues, see below, but hopefully it will be cleared by Essex County Council fairly soon. Difficult to see as A turn in the path means it's camouflaged plus no light though hedge. I've let the county council know about the blockage and the lack of sign on Sergeant's Green Lane....

Daisy C

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Plenty of birdlife on this mostly quiet walk using wide shared paths through Waltham Marsh and Hall Marsh to Chesham Junction. The walk then follows the paved road to Chesham....

Tim Ryan

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However an easier option is to walk onto a small car park on Beechfield walk then turn right toward Lodge Lane and then right onto the footpath and back on route over the M25....

Tim Ryan

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it is however twice the length of Walwal1 and uses a footbridge with many steps to get over the rail line. it is safe, and if you have the time makes for a good alternative....

Tim Ryan

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Waltham Cross—Waltham Abbey

Tim Ryan added Walwal two, a new walk from Waltham Cross to Waltham Abbey

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Starts off along roads but then through beautiful open fields and through Epping forest...

Michael Deas

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This is a great route, especially in the middle section when you are off road. It can be muddy and there are a few stiles to get over as well as footbridges with stairs. A couple of sections of path were a little overgrown between Waltham Abbey and the M25....

Dan Barron

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But it's short and not unsafe and I'm not sure what other options there would be to connect these two places in a nicer way....

Dan Barron

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There is a turn to the south a little before the drawn route shows you, towards an empty building side, and along the back of some gardens. Most of the rest of the route is through there, and it is really lovely. A lovely route, even on a cold December afternoon....

Derick Rethans

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From Epping station there is a little uphill, and after walking along some residential streets for a little, the route takes you through a lovely wood, some open fields, and then along a foot path well away set from a road. On the other side of some woods, the route then continues along a road (with annoying pavement parked cars near the church), before going through a lovely wood....

Derick Rethans

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Derick Rethans took this photo on Walepp two

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Waltham Abbey—Epping

Derick Rethans added Walepp two, a new walk from Waltham Abbey to Epping

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This is a good route, but in places hard to follow and inaccurate. I'm therefore uploading Walepp Two, which has these fixed....

Derick Rethans

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Near Waltham Abbey, there is a short section along a busy road, before ending up at the Abbey grounds and finishing on the meridian line....

Derick Rethans

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It is not a *nice* route, but as it is short, and direct, it's not bad....

Derick Rethans

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Short grass and tarmac paths to the Abbey itself, very pretty. Then a short monotonous road to Cheshunt Town center with shops and cafes....

Strider

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There seemed to be a path through Forty Hall then through woods running alongside the marked road route but signs indicated the path past the Hall was not open at all times. But you join this path Westward alongside Turkey Brook for a while....

Strider

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Waltham Abbey—Loughton

Strider added Wallou two, a new walk from Waltham Abbey to Loughton

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The path opposite the stables can be hard to spot as it is a little overgrown, but after a short distance the path opens to good views across fields. After a km the path leads to a footbridge with steps over the A121.On the other side the path is again overgrown with long grass but is navigable....

Strider

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Starts well in Waltham Abbey High Street, nice shops, pubs , good views to the side....

Strider

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The first 2km follow the A105 main road, which is not very pleasant, but there is an alternative along quieter residential streets: from directly opposite Enfield Town station take St Andrews Road, then Churchbury Lane as far as Canonbury Road, then straight across and follow a footpath (a bit narrow and uneven in places) through to Middleton Avenue, across again into Hallside Road and rejoin the original route on Forty Hill. Then it's just 350m along the main road into the town and the finish (photo 5)....

JayA

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If you are walking the route for pleasure I would say there are better places to walk, for example nearby the walk from Cheshunt to Waltham Abbey (CHEWAL) is immensely more interesting....

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Cheshunt—Waltham Abbey

Slow Ways added Chewal one, a new walk from Cheshunt to Waltham Abbey

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Enfield Town—Waltham Abbey

Slow Ways added Enfwal one, a new walk from Enfield Town to Waltham Abbey

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Waltham Abbey—Epping

Slow Ways added Walepp one, a new walk from Waltham Abbey to Epping

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Waltham Cross—Waltham Abbey

Slow Ways added Walwal one, a new walk from Waltham Cross to Waltham Abbey

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Waltham Abbey’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TL3836700558

Lat / Lon

51.68674° / 0.00025°

Easting / Northing

538,367E / 200,558N

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