Walk #49: Bishop's Stortford to Great Chesterford
Map of the walk
Maps courtesy of Google Maps. Route for indicative purposes only, and may have been plotted after the walk. Please let me have comments on what you think of this new format. For a detailed table of timings for this walk, please see the table file.
This was a very straightforward road walk northwards from Essex into Cambridgeshire. It involved walking along roads for the entire day, and although pavements could be followed for almost all the day, it proved very hard on my feet. I was trying out my new rucksack for the first time, and it took me a while to get it adjusted correctly. First impressions are very positive, especially when compared to my old rucksack, which disintegrated on my Pennine Way walk. This new rucksack has balance pockets on the front, and I reckon that these are going to prove very useful on solo walks - they put all the odds and ends (e.g. batteries or my Walkman) within easy reach, so I do not need to take my rucksack off to get my hands on them.
The route of this walk was very simple - just follow the A1383 northwards out of Bishop's Stortford to Great Chesterford. The entire route except for a quarter of a mile near the end has footpaths beside the road, so although it is tarmac walking the entire way, it is not very unsafe.
This makes a total distance of 14.9 miles, with 571 feet of ascent and 640 feet of descent.
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