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The Flitch Way is a former railway line that passes through 15 miles of rural Essex between Bishop’s Stortford and Braintree.

The flat, relatively straight and well-surfaced route is a favourite with joggers, cyclists, dog-walkers, horse riders and families looking to escape the traffic.

There are a number of interesting sites along the way, including Victorian railway stations, Hatfield Forest, Great Notley Country Park, Rayne Station with its Booking Hall Café and several historic towns and villages.

Why is it called the Flitch Way? The name comes from the medival Flitch wedding ceremony, held in Little Dunmow, in which the local monks gave a side of bacon (a flitch)  to any newly married couples who lasted a year and a day without arguing.

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      Flitch Way

      Type:Walking Route

      Great Notley, Braintree, Essex, CM77 7FS

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