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March 31st. Harlow to Bishops Stortford

There were just four of us who alighted at Harlow Town, other club members presumably having mothers’ day responsibilities. The weather had turned colder overnight, with a northerly wind but it was thankfully dry. We followed the river Stort before turning north. our route taking us through woods and across pleasantly undulating farm land. There were reassuring signs of spring, with lots of birdsong and plenty of lambs and horses to lift the spirits. We remarked how few other walkers were out and about. There hadn’t been any rain for some time so what might have been muddy sections were easily negotiated. We passed signs for Henry Moore’s house at Perry Green, visited by the club recently on one of Dominique’s walks. We stopped briefly to eat our sandwiches, enjoying faint sunshine. Continuing, we reached the attractive village of Much Hadham and for another short stop in the Bull pub, sitting in a pleasant enclosed yard. Impressive plates of food were being brought out from the kitchen but sadly for us there was only time for a drink. We had completed more than half the walk, and the afternoon was slightly shorter, as we carried on, following part of the Hertfordshire Way. Continue reading March 31st. Harlow to Bishops Stortford