Thaxted - Medieval Markets, Mazes & Morris Dancing
  • Thaxted - Medieval Markets, Mazes & Morris Dancing
  • Thaxted Windmill at Sunset

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This  route travels through Saffron Walden, an ancient town with a rich heritage of old buildings reflecting its wealth as a rural market town and Thaxted, an attractive historic town and a real architectural gem. As well as its landmark buildings, St John the Baptist church and the 15th century Guildhall there is plenty more to see.

Between travel through a gently-rolling landscape with green lanes winding through farmland, river valleys and picturesque villages and cottages at every turn. 


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  • Description of route - Saffron Walden and Thaxted.
  • Length of route (miles) - 34

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Parking available in Saffron Walden or Thaxted.  

Public Transport Directions

Nearest Train station: Audley End station is on part of the route.

Medieval Markets, Mazes & Morris Dancing

Type:Cycle Route

Thaxted, Essex, CM6 2LD

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