Harcamlow Way 12 - Arkesden to Melbourn 8/11/16

Harcamlow Way 12 - Arkesden to Melbourn 8/11/16

With this walk we completed the Harcamlow Way, finishing on the corner of Orchard Road, Melbourn where we started in February. We left Arkesden to the west passing a couple of farmhouses and a Roman barrow before reaching Langley village. We then headed north taking a coffee break at the highest point in Essex (483 ft). From here we continued north in the direction of Holy Trinity church in Chrishall.We stopped for lunch in a very convenient brick build bus shelter in Heydon which commemorated the Queen's accession and always flies the Union Flag. Heydon is also one of the highest villages in Cambridgeshire.at about 500 ft. From Heydon we quickly dropped to 250 ft along the Icknield Way Path and continued a slower descent turning right off the Icknield Way Path to the A505 at the Coach House Hotel. We then continued cross-country to finish at our original starting point in February - the Orchard Road crossroads in Melbourn

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