White Notley - Black Notley - Hazelton Wood - White Notley

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This walk complements and can be combined with Walk 1576 in a variety of ways. It uses excellent paths and tracks throughout and has superb views at various points along the way. It starts and ends at the little station at White Notley (single-track line), which is on a direct route from London Liverpool Street to Braintree. Trains arrive there twice every hour.

October 2008: BETWEEN POINTS 10 & 11 MAJOR EARTHWORKS PREPARING A NEW GOLF COURSE HAVE COMPLETELY OBLITERATED ALL TRACE OF THE PATH. IT CAN STILL BE WALKED WITH CAREFUL COMPASS AND MAP WORK. THE WAYMARK POST AT POINT 11 IS JUST BEYOND THE NEW WORKS & IS STILL IN PLACE.

England - East England - Essex - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Play Area, Pub, Public Transport, River, Wildlife, Woodland
14/05/2019 - Sid Marks

Decided to re walk this one after 8 years to see if there's any updates,and there is. At waymark 7,after crossing the railway and a stile,the path has been re routed around the left hand edge of the field. At waymark 8,the directions across the golf course have changed.Head downhill to tee number 17.Here turn right and cross a ditch via a small footbridge.Head left uphill to a white marker post,then downhill to tee number 2.From here you can see 2 concrete bridges with railings,you need the left one.Cross it,go up hill on a rough path and cross a fairway to another white marker post.From here you need to head to the top left corner of the course where there is a gap to exit onto Witham Road.The stile in the hedge has gone. At waymark 9 you now turn left,not right on the road,and the signposted footpath is now on the right before Webb's Cottages. When you cross the shallow ditch,the footpath is now straight ahead through a rapesead plantation.Continue to the end and you arrive at waymark 11,turn right to continue. At waymark 15 the marker post is missing,look for the marker post at the edge of Hazelton Woods ,cross the field to it on a very faint footpath. At waymark 16 when Hazelton Woods ends you arrive at a fork,take the left one to arrive at the 1st stile in the corner,which when i got there had been removed and replaced with a locked gate,i had to climb over it to continue the walk. At waymark 18,the path through the 4 fields is completely overgrown.

16/04/2011 - Sid Marks

A lovely walk, bang on 8.7 miles which took us 3hrs 15 mins. Here are a few updates which I thought I'd mention. Watch out for a couple of stiles which are loose and rotted away. I Parked in the Cross Keys Inn car park and started the walk from there as there's no parking by the station. Walk back across the ford and the footpath at waymark 2 is on the left. At waymark 7,the Herd of Cows and the Bull are no longer there having been replaced with 2 horses. Between waymarks 10 & 11 the paths are still obliterated (very rough ground) but brand new marker posts have been installed guiding you to waymark 11. No sign of any work starting on the new golf course yet. At waymark 15 the plank bridge is no longer there, luckily the ditch was bone dry.

08/08/2009 - David Pereira and Jeni Chester

03/08/09 If using a car park in Vicarage road opposite the Crossed Keys public house near point 2 you can then start and finish your walk here, be aware that the pub is shut between 2-5 pm weekdays, we done this walk on a hot Monday and found this out at the end of the walk. At point 5 you can visit Cressing Temple Barnes for refreshments and to view the Barnes themselves is worth the visit alone. At point 6 the Black stile is next to the footpath post, i know you cant miss seeing the black stile, i got my cutters out to clear a path following the posts indicated direction. At the END of point 8 a disaster has occurred, the public house is now an Indian Restaurant, this is not a joke, it would have been an ideal spot to stop at especially if you didn't stop at point 5. At point 9 just past Webbs Cottages after turning left, (not Webbs Farm at point 17. which can be seen at the top of the hill) it all dug up and being landscaped or something, we headed towards Webbs Farm and turned Right with the field to our left to join up with the path leading through the hedge in the middle of point 11. After that its a well nice walk.

23/10/2008 - Walkingworld Administrator

Thanks to Adrian Perkins for his updates and for the warning about the construction of the new golf course.