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trails in North Essex

edited June 2007 in Routes
Any decent trails in North Essex????

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  • Kestrel_daosKestrel_daos Posts: 932
    (Please NO CAPS! It's the equivalent of shouting on here, and I'm sure some people are hungover....even though it's a Tuesday).

    As for Essex...I don't know. Come down to surrey and I'll show you some [;)].

    My advice would be to get an OS map, and then pretty much just explore with the bike, and see where you go.

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  • GabberGabber Posts: 54
    Not North Essex - but Epping in the south

    www.eppinghardcru.co.uk
  • rikkrikk Posts: 734
    Or Thorndon Country park is quite good.



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  • Hey james, thetford forest is about an hour away from you, its got 4 different trails, and is well signposted. heres the link to the website
    Thetford

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  • The BIG GTThe BIG GT Posts: 655
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    I find that, if you are not in the middle of a large city, when you get out and explore on your bike you will discover some routes that you never knew even existed fairly close to your home.

    It's sometimes quite a shock what you'll find when you load up some food and drink and just head off for a few hours towards your nearest green or wooded areas...
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  • plork123plork123 Posts: 112
    I've never been but Danbury Common near Chelmsford is supposed to be quite good
  • thanks guys
  • neekwmbneekwmb Posts: 7
    i went over to danbury for a look around at the weekend, there seems to be some nice riding through the woody areas.
    thorndon and langdon hills are both well worth a look, although this isn't north either really...
  • The BIG GTThe BIG GT Posts: 655
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    I did the Flitch Way about 3-4 years ago when I still had a fully rigid MTB and it was quite a nice 'pootle' but not a challenging ride.

    There's a bit of road/country lane connecting sections between the trail sections but it's OK for an easy, non-technical ride. Like most converted, disused railway lines though, it's a bit flat, straight and smooth and you have to just retrace your steps as there is no 'loop'.
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  • chicksands, i know its a drive but i drove up from east essex and was well chuffed, welll worth the petrol money.
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