In May. nine "Wild Child" youngsters completed the "Dinosaur Walk": a 13 km walk from Noakes Grove to Kings Field by country footpaths.
The walk celebrated Kings Field being fully opened up to public visits as well as being a "walk back in time" for the children. Read all about it.
You don't need to pretend you are walking 65 million years back in time to enjoy the walk. Our part of north Uttlesford has the lowest availability of "Accessible Countryside" of any part of Essex (that is, land where you are able to roam freely not just follow a footpath).
This walk takes you through the Bendysh Woods: the largest "right to roam area" of Walden's countryside and one you can only reach on foot.
The walks starts and ends at our own Noakes Grove and Kings Field reserves, which also have full public access on foot.
In between, you follow a Roman road that was part of the route from Dunmow to Great Chesterford some 2000 years ago. This leads to a group of private ancient woodlands (all Local Wildlife Sites) which you can traverse on public footpaths.
The whole route takes an adult about four hours to walk (five with children). You can leave your car at either end then use bus 60 to get back to it from the other end of the route.
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