Little and Great Waltham
Tue 01 May 2018 19:00About a thousand years ago there was just one village here, Waltham, straddling the River Chelmer. It's now two distinct places, Little Waltham and Great Waltham, although I can't really be sure which one is the bigger of the two. I'm probably wrong but from what I saw I would have guessed Little Waltham. It has a much longer Wikipedia entry too.
The walk to Great Waltham takes about 25 minutes and you need to cross the B1008 (Blasford Hill) which is a much busier road than its designation would have you believe.
I didn't make it to the other side of Great Waltham before I turned round and retraced my steps back to the car. However I did get a chance to walk through Langley's. It's an imposing 18th century building situated in its own deer park. Luckily there is a well kept right of way throughout the park and you can walk through and feel that you're miles away from Chelmsford. Unluckily today I only saw cows and not deer.
Article written Tue 01 May 2018 19:00, last modified Wed 09 May 2018 07:20