Slow Ways linking West Horndon and Basildon, Brentwood, Chadwell St Mary, Romford, South Ockendon, Stanford-le-Hope
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|Slow Way||Route||To do|
||Double check||Distance 9km/6mi||Ascent 136m||Descent 40m|
||Double check||Distance 15km/9mi||Ascent 110m||Descent 105m|
South Ockendon—West Horndon
||Pioneer me||Distance 8km/5mi||Ascent 12m||Descent 25m|
||Review me||Distance 13km/8mi||Ascent 133m||Descent 113m|
West Horndon—Chadwell St Mary
||Review me||Distance 11km/7mi||Ascent 41m||Descent 59m|
||Pioneer me||Distance 12km/7mi||Ascent 52m||Descent 48m|
46% of West Horndon’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified
4 people have contributed to West Horndon’s Slow Ways
1 people have pledged to walk and review a route
1 people have surveyed a route in West Horndon
49km out of 69km have been walked and reviewed
63km of reviews have been shared in West Horndon
Scott pledged to walk Wessta oneWalk this route
Strider surveyed Wesbas oneWalk this route
A short walk though West Horndon (what a friendly village, 7 'good mornings' in 7 minutes) takes you to a narrow path that quickly opens out across open fields for a few km. Across a narrow bridge and through a farm/fishery the path turns into a track taking you to Fen Lane. Old Church Hill is very narrow but very quiet and goes up hill to a path though woods to open fields beside Hall Wood....
Starting off I took the detour, as suggested by the previous reviewer, and quickly found long residential streets going gently uphill through Emerson park. Undeterred I carried on and crossed another pathless grass field to a small bridge over a stream. Back across the bridge I walked for 400m before I found a low fence and a place to leap the stream, another 700m and over another fence got me back to the marked path on the other side of the scrub, and yes, totally blocked that way too....
The intention behind this route is inviting: walk from Brentwood to West Horndon utilising pleasant woodland leading to a local, well known Country Park which you then walk the length of. Unfortunately the connection between the top of Thorndon Country Park and West Horndon requires you to cross the busy A127 Southend Arterial Road which is very far from being safe and, as such, something we did not attempt....
I walked the middle stretch of this route between Bakers Street and the Glasshouse Wellness Centre,There is a pub and a bus stop at Bakers Street.The first part is a minor road and this leads to a well marked footpath.The terrain is flat and no obstacles for walking found ,A number of small bridges were crossed.This is a lovely country walk ideal for people that want apeaceful stroll in the countryside...
At the other end of the route the map shows a footpath through the industrial estate opposite West Horndon station. We found an unlocked gate to the left of the path (100m away) and were able to cross the estate to the station....
Slow Ways added Brewes one, a new walk from Brentwood to West HorndonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Romwes one, a new walk from Romford to West HorndonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Souwes one, a new walk from South Ockendon to West HorndonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Wesbas one, a new walk from West Horndon to BasildonWalk this route
Slow Ways added Wescha one, a new walk from West Horndon to Chadwell St MaryWalk this route
Slow Ways added Wessta one, a new walk from West Horndon to Stanford-le-HopeWalk this route
West Horndon’s Slow Ways starting point
Lat / Lon
51.56854° / 0.34028°
Easting / Northing
562,291E / 188,113N
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