A 4 mile circular walk from the idyllic medieval village of Castle Hedingham in Essex. The route follows a loop north into the surrounding arable farmland and you will also have the opportunity to visit the namesake Norman Castle should you wish (limited opening times and entrance fees apply).
The route is relatively flat with just a few gentle gradients. There are no stiles and just a couple of gates within the church yard. The paths are a mixture of wide stone tracks with a few narrow field paths, the latter of which can be quite muddy. Approximate time 1.5 to 2 hours (longer if you wish to explore the castle).
Castle Hedingham is in north east Essex, about 4 miles north-west of Halstead. The walk starts from St Nicholas' Church in the centre of Castle Hedingham. There is roadside parking available in the village including marked bays along the main B1058 St James' Street. Approximate post code CO9 3EJ.
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