When it comes to exploring a new area, one of the best ways to get a feel for the local community is by taking a walk. The new Bloor Homes development in Elsenham, offers residents the perfect opportunity to do just that, with a variety of shops, amenities, parks and walking trails to choose from.
A great spot for a walk is the nearby Alsa Woods. The beautiful wood will be particularly attractive in spring time. It’s the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll on a sunny day or to spend some quality time with family and friends.
Elsenham Parish Council have a committee dedicated to the Public Rights of Way and Open Spaces within the area. Their website is full of information on available routes, upcoming organised walks and relevant news.
To help illustrate the location of a range of nearby destinations we have pulled together this handy map. Clicking on a marker will allow to plan a route from Elsenham, helping you to understand how long it may take to get around the local area on foot rather than jumping in the car.
Planning a journey on foot
If you are unfamiliar with the local area and looking to plan a route on foot, an online route planner can be a really useful tool to use. You can enter your journey start point and end point and the website or app will display a number of route options on a handy map. Alongside easy to follow directions it will tell you how far the journey is, how long it will take, and even how hilly it is.
A good tool to use is Google Maps. Simply select the ‘directions’ option, enter your trip start and end point, then be sure to choose the walking icon from the travel options available.
Ramblers UK is a charity that focuses on promoting walking in the UK. Their website allows you to search for local walking routes, groups and events. A great way to discover more of the local area!
It goes without saying that walking has always been a great way of getting around, but the benefits of doing so can often be overlooked. Walking offers many personal benefits, such as improved health and cost savings, but also offers significant benefit to the environment and local community, helping to take cars off the road, reducing pollution and reducing congestion. Have a read of our article on why walking or cycling can benefit more than your health.
For more information on walking routes, groups and resources check out our useful links and resources page.