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The Flitch Way, Essex


  • Located in Start Hill, Essex, East of England, England
  • The Flitch Way, Rayne Station, Rayne, Essex, CM77 6RX
  • Telephone: 01376 340262
  • The Flitch Way is a country park which passes through fifteen miles of Essex countryside along the former Bishop's Stortford to Braintree railway
  • It begins at Start Hill near Bishop's Stortford at the railway bridge over the road to Tilekiln Green
  • The route passes through farmland, woods, villages and runs along the northern edge of Hatfield Forest on the way to Braintree
  • There are beautiful views and Victorian railway stations along the way
  • The name is from a medieval ceremony which originated in Little Dunmow, where married couples try to prove that they have not argued for a year and a day. The successful couples were awarded a Flitch (or side) of bacon

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St. Mary The Virgin, Birchanger, Essex

Located in Birchanger, Essex, East of England, England

Approximately 1.1 miles away.

The village of Birchanger takes its name from the birch-covered wooded slope upon which St. Mary's Church stands. The church is one of the 250 Anglo-Saxon churches which survive in Britain and dates from the Saxo-Norman...

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St. Giles, Great Hallingbury, Essex

Located in Great Hallingbury, Essex, East of England, England

Approximately 1.2 miles away.

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All Saints, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

Located in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, East of England, England

Approximately 1.5 miles away.

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Great Hallingbury Manor Hotel, Stansted
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 30; Rates: 65 - 200 Per Night

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Best Western Stansted Manor Hotel, Stansted
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 70; Rates: 68 - 120 Per Night

Located just 3 miles 5 km from Stansted Airport and one mile 1 6 km from junction 8 of the M11, this hotel offers a surprisingly peaceful setting in 8 acres of woodland...

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Days Hotel London Stansted, Bishop's Stortford
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 76; Rates: 49 - 69 Per Night

Just off Jct 8 of the M11, this brand-new, air-conditioned hotel has a shuttle service from Stansted Airport, which is just 3 miles 4 8 km away The modern bedrooms have en suite facilities with power showers and flat-scr...

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