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Town Centre, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3YJ, www.visitnorthessex.co.uk, (7 miles, 11kms)
Busy town, standing at the crossing of two major Roman roads.
Village Centre, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3DJ, www.hedinghamcastle.com, (6 miles, 10kms)
A picturesque village with narrow winding streets lined with timber-framed buildings and elegant Georgian houses.
Nr Halstead, Essex, CO6 2, www.earlscolne.org, (8 miles, 12kms)
Earls Colne is a beautiful village nestling in the Colne Valley and named after the Earls of Oxford and the River Colne, which flows through the valley below.
Felstead, Essex, CM6 3DG, (7 miles, 12kms)
Nr Braintree, Essex, CM7 4NN, www.roger.beckwith.btinternet.co.uk/Finchingfield/index.htm, (0.7 miles, 1kms)
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, (7 miles, 12kms)
Small market town, steeped in history. Mellow plaster cottages, riverside church and beautifully restored Malting.
Town Centre, Halstead, Essex, CO9 1ET, www.halstead.org.uk, (8 miles, 12kms)
Seven miles to the north of Braintree lies Halstead an attractive, traditional market town with a wealth of shops, restaurants and interesting walks.
Nr Halstead, Essex, CO9 3NT, www.siblehedinghampc.org.uk, (5 miles, 9kms)
There are many interesting and historical places to visit in and around Sible Hedingham for the tourist including Alderford Watermill, Broakes wood is owned by the Forestry Commission and is on the outskirts of the village.
Town Centre, Thaxted, Essex, CM6 2, www.thaxted.co.uk, (5 miles, 8kms)
Thaxted is a beautiful small town in open countryside halfway between Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow.
Nr Braintree, Essex, CM7, (7 miles, 11kms)
In or near : Halstead, Essex, (6 miles, 9kms)
36 acre lake which runs water-skiing and fishing, overlooked by a picnic area. Natural beauty spot. Camping and caravan site also available.