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Little and Great Waltham

Tue 01 May 2018 19:00

About 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.

Little Waltham

Little Waltham

Little Waltham

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.

Great Waltham

Great Waltham

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.

Great Waltham

Great Waltham

Great Waltham

Article written Tue 01 May 2018 19:00, last modified Wed 09 May 2018 07:20

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