Relaxing by walking away from civilisation (and hence responsibilities ) is cheap, refreshing and never the same twice.
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Pennine Way (Large - lots of pictures)
Pennine Way - text only
Hadrian's Wall Path
The Pennine Way The Sequel
When looking for training walks it was reasonably difficult to find circular walks in Essex or Kent of a reasonable length (12 miles or so). Even web searches were largely unhelpful. I and my walking team (wife and 2 sons) developed some routes, largely taken from a careful reading of OS maps. We have now walked them several times and they continue to provide interest and exercise. An important part of each route is a friendly pub for lunch and a drink. We have decided to publish them here to help others in the same situation, enjoy! As each is completed it will be published below.
12 mile route from Trosley Country Park Vigo.
14 and 11 mile walk from Langford near Maldon
12 mile route from Allington
13.25 mile route from Ongar to Willingale and back (no pub!)
14.75 mile route from Greensted to Coopersale Street and back
7.5 mile route through Epping Forest
9.5 mile route from Hatfield Forest
12.5 mile route from Arger Fen