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Essex Way At Epping

Trad: 16
Walked: 8 miles

Another section of The Essex Way has been revived, starting at the beginning in Epping and following the path to Coopersale. It’s a section I never got around to walking the first time around, so I decided to visit today and polish a few off the list. It was easy enough to follow the route, since it is pretty well signposted – even though this one was hiding behind the dreaded vil.

This Way For The Essex Way
This Way For The Essex Way

There were plenty of wide open vistas and an easy to follow path for the most part – and it was dry enough for me to avoid most of the mud!

Wide Flat Path
Wide Flat Path

There is still a bit of a gap between Coopersale and Tool Hill, but let’s hope it gets bridged in the future.

Day #337 – Potters Crouch Potter

Trad: 14
Walked: 8.2 miles

The Potters Crouch area was my target for this evening’s outing. There were a few caches with some great DT ratings and I earned my stars as the going was tough in places!

One of the first caches was Bedmond Rat Run 1 – with a rather scary guy guarding the pot:

Scary Cache Guardian
Scary Cache Guardian

Fallen Arrow, a D3/T5 hide. It was rather hard going to get to this one, so I was pleased to have ticked it off the list.

Tricky Fallen Arrow
Tricky Fallen Arrow

I saw some lovely poppies in the fields along the way.

Poppy Along The Way
Poppy Along The Way

All in all, a decent haul of 14 trads today, I went home happy.