Gordon Shelford Trail
In February we will be starting a new long distance Trail of walks called the Gordon Shelford Trail. Clearly Gordon Shelford himself needs no introduction, but here are some details about the trail.
The trail will have seven legs, ranging from 6.5 miles to 11.5 miles in length. Walks will all be on a Friday. We start in February, with the subsequent walks being in March, April, then 2 walks in May, followed by a short break, and the final 2 walks will be in August and September. The trail is designed to avoid the need to use country buses, and each leg will start and finish at a railway station.
Chris C and Phil will be taking it in turns to lead each walk.
We will be starting out in the outer suburbs of North London. and crossing over the M25 and the Lee Valley and into Essex. From there we progress northwards crisscrossing the Hertfordshire and Essex border, and following bits of the Harcamlow Way trail and the Hertfordshire Way trail. We pass through the attractive town of Safron Walden, and finally cross over into Cambridgeshire, where we will parallel the river Granta. The route passes through mostly open rolling country, with little woodland and big open skies, which we hope will be blue in colour.
The route opens up new territory for our walking group, and will contain many features of historic and landscape interest.