An Escape from Chelmsford (MIDWEEK DAYTIME POP-UP)

Fri 21st Apr 2017

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Updated 16/4: A late-entry pop-up walk
Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Chelmsford Station (09:48 Liverpool Street)

A linear walk from one of our newest cities towards an ancient town. Returning to Chelmsford by bus (assuming we can find a bus stop nearby.)

General Notes
Note there's been no recce for this walk, so route-finding will be dependent on paper map purloined by the escape committee, a magnetised needle and, if need be, the stars. Not sure how friendly the locals are so bring your red cross rations and don't forget travel documents.. NB no tunnelling skills required
Start and Finish

Entry Details:


Walk Report

Escape from Chelmsford, Friday 21st April 2017
9 walkers, 15 miles - leader Ron Williamson
Nine members successfully passed the mental and physical challenges demanded by the selection committee and became eligible to attempt a breakout from the city of Chelmsford. A sense of excitement and eager anticipation was apparent as the nine burst forth from the town station at 10:30am. The effectiveness of the selection process was proven to be 100% when 6 hours later all escapees reached the neutral Icelandic state in Maldon High Street, from where diplomatic channels negotiated a rapid and safe return home.
Our route had seen us navigate along the peaceful Chelmer canal, traverse dried up water meadows, circumvent the longest Ford in Essex, pass through resplendent forests full with the flowers of spring, explore a former rail line which last saw passenger traffic in 1939 and finally zig zag through the alleys and byways of the ancient borough of Maldon.
Our supplies were replenished at The Rodney in Little Baddow and The Hurdlemakers Arms of Woodham Mortimer, where the locals were found to be welcoming and the liquid sustenance refreshing.
All that now remains is our great and final escape next Wednesday when you will be pleased to know all will be welcome with no selection process to endure.
Photographs by Bola Baruwa



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