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West Horndon

Essex


Slow Ways linking West Horndon and Basildon, Brentwood, Chadwell St Mary, Romford, South Ockendon, Stanford-le-Hope

England / Essex / West Horndon

West Horndon’s six Slow Ways are 46% checked

Drawn: 6/6
reviewed: 5/6
verified: 0/6
and surveyed: 0/6

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Walk to West Horndon from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Brentwood—West Horndon
Brewes one

Double check Distance 9km/6mi Ascent 136m Descent 40m
Romford—West Horndon
Romwes one

Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 110m Descent 105m
South Ockendon—West Horndon
Souwes one

Double check Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 12m Descent 25m
South Ockendon—West Horndon
Souwes two Review me Distance 9km/5mi Ascent 17m Descent 30m
West Horndon—Basildon
Wesbas one Review me Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 133m Descent 113m
West Horndon—Basildon
Wesbas two

Double check Distance 15km/9mi Ascent 156m Descent 138m
West Horndon—Chadwell St Mary
Wescha one

Review me Distance 11km/7mi Ascent 41m Descent 59m
West Horndon—Stanford-le-Hope
Wessta one Pioneer me Distance 12km/7mi Ascent 52m Descent 48m

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Collective progress

50% of West Horndon’s six route options are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified

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drawn

7/8

reviewed

1/8

surveyed

0/8

verified

6 people have contributed to West Horndon’s Slow Ways

2 people have pledged to walk and review a route

1 people have surveyed a route in West Horndon

80km out of 92km have been walked and reviewed

114km of reviews have been shared in West Horndon

Latest Updates

I wouldn't recommend this route overall, but if you could find a way from West Horndon to the Old Church Hill car park I'd definitely recommend the eastern half into Basildon....

Daisy C

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West Horndon—Basildon

Daisy C added Wesbas two, a new walk from West Horndon to Basildon

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A) narrow path with 1) a lot of thorny undergrowth - take secateurs 2) dangerous crumbling path by stream with deep drop and seasonally hidden by nettles (see WesCha 1 review);. B) paddocks with 1) official path blocked by locked gate surrounded by deep puddle (unsigned unofficial reroute is drier and not blocked) and 2) crumbling rotten steps on two stiles, one with uncovered electric fence;. Then south on Harrow Lane, then join the path heading east at ///clap.zebra.cling (permissive entrance to RoW) is just south of Glass House Retreat (labelled Jack Poulter's Path on Slow Ways map) and rejoin this route at ///hedge.owners.mull. But... I suspect that path is currently very muddy, rutted and churned up by heavy equipment for the solar farm being installed/expanded. Difficult right now but should be better soon, after installation is finished. P9) muddy churn and ruts (related to solar farm) S of stile P11) from C) muddy path on wrong side of fence (beside solar farm)...

Daisy C

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About 3/4 off road (a mix of fieldside paths, farm tracks) and the road remainder was quiet (pavement or decent sightlines and verges). As I was testing this in combination with SouWes 1 and did miss some Fen Lane road walking....

Daisy C

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At the north end of all that the route was incorrectly drawn, which would make the path neglect seem even worse and could not be resolved by better maintenance or drier weather - so route will be flagged for accuracy. Luckily easy fixes exist, except for the metal gate and possibility of meeting heavy machinery on the tracks, which should resolve when the land fill is full, or the solar farm is complete....

Daisy C

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South Ockendon—West Horndon

Daisy C added Souwes two, a new walk from South Ockendon to West Horndon

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This "dangerous" and inaccessible section lasted for approx 1 mile, and i would suggest that the landowners have "actively" neglected this route so as to make it nearly unpassable....

scott Leonard

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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....

Strider

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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....

Strider

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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....

Stephen Mayo

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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...

Rodway

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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....

Truz99

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Brentwood—West Horndon

Slow Ways added Brewes one, a new walk from Brentwood to West Horndon

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Romford—West Horndon

Slow Ways added Romwes one, a new walk from Romford to West Horndon

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South Ockendon—West Horndon

Slow Ways added Souwes one, a new walk from South Ockendon to West Horndon

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West Horndon—Basildon

Slow Ways added Wesbas one, a new walk from West Horndon to Basildon

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West Horndon—Chadwell St Mary

Slow Ways added Wescha one, a new walk from West Horndon to Chadwell St Mary

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West Horndon—Stanford-le-Hope

Slow Ways added Wessta one, a new walk from West Horndon to Stanford-le-Hope

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West Horndon, Sun 25 February

Light rain

West Horndon’s Slow Ways starting point

Grid ref

TQ6229188113

Lat / Lon

51.56854° / 0.34028°

Easting / Northing

562,291E / 188,113N

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