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Three Forests Way

Essex, Hertfordshire

95 km / 59 miles
A route devised by the West Essex Group of the RA to commemorate Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee. It links three Essex forests, although only eight miles of the Way are through them. The Way visits Hatfield Forest and via White Roding, the Roding valley and Abridge, the Hainault Forest and via Loughton, Epping Forest. The Stort Valley is followed back to the finish. See also Epping Forest Challenge Walk and London LOOP.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Easy
Start and Finish: TL445113 - Harlow, Essex View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Three Forests Way: Roydon - Sawbridgeworth [YouTube video] Three Forests Way: Sawbridgeworth - White Roding [YouTube video] Three Forests Way: White Roding - Chipping Ongar [YouTube video] Three Forests Way: Chipping Ongar - Abridge [YouTube video] Three Forests Way: Abridge - Loughton [YouTube video] Three Forests Way: Upshire - Roydon [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Three Forests Way - Linking Epping, Hatfield and Hainault Forests  (Trailman  - 2021 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 166, 167, 177
OS Landranger Active 166, 167, 177
OS Explorer 174, 183, 194, 195
OS Explorer Active 174, 183, 194, 195

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Three Forests Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
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Route Profile:

95.5 km (59.3 miles)
966 m (3,169 ft) ascent
116 m (381 ft)  maximum height

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