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Flint and Forge

Flint and Forge


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Lower Street,
Stansted Mountfitchet,
CM24 8HH


This cycle ride starts from the historic village of Stansted Mountfitchet. From here the route heads west, into an attractive landscape of low hills, rich farmland, woods and river valleys - set on the borders of Hertfordshire and Essex. Explore leafy lanes leading to picturesque villages of plaster, timber, flint and thatch, such as Manuden, Braughing and much Hadham - the former country seat of the Bishops of London. Look out for the ancient art of pargetting (raised decorative plasterwork). Along this route you can travel back in time to a reconstructed motte and bailey castle, discover a working blacksmith's forge and visit the former home of sculptor Henry Moore.

Cycle Route: Stansted Mountfitchet-Manuden-Furneux Pelham-Braughing-Puckeridge-Standon-Much Hadham-Perry Green-Little Hadham-Albury-Hazel End

Access: Day ride - moderate, circular; on roads.

Miles: 30



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Map reference: TL 508248  Lat: 51.90133 Long: 0.19049