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Hill Green, Clavering, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4QT, (7 miles, 12kms)
Clavering is a large, scattered parish with seven ‘greens’ and three ‘ends’. The village grew up on higher ground near the confluence of the River Stort and the Kings Water stream and seems a natural place for settlement.
Felstead, Essex, CM6 3DG, (4 miles, 6kms)
Nr Braintree, Essex, CM7 4NN, www.roger.beckwith.btinternet.co.uk/Finchingfield/index.htm, (8 miles, 12kms)
Finchingfield is on the B1052 Braintree to Saffron Walden road, fifty-four miles from London and close to Constable Country. In the time of William the Conqueror it was called Phincingfelda.
Town Centre, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1BG, www.greatdunmow-tc.gov.uk, (4 miles, 6kms)
Small market town, steeped in history. Mellow plaster cottages, riverside church and beautifully restored Malting.
Newport Village, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3TR, (7 miles, 11kms)
Newport has a lively community, and has roots going back over 250,000 years. Newport was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086 – the name means New Town, with ‘port’ being the Saxon name for Market.
Quendon, Essex, CB11 3XN, (6 miles, 9kms)
Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3YG, (5 miles, 8kms)
Town Centre, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, CM24 8, www.uttlesford.gov.uk, (4 miles, 7kms)
Best known for the UK's third busiest airport, this small historic town dates from Saxon times.
Town Centre, Thaxted, Essex, CM6 2, www.thaxted.co.uk, (4 miles, 6kms)
Thaxted is a beautiful small town in open countryside halfway between Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow.