Colonel of Truth mentioned this a while ago. I had a vague plan of riding along it over the week-end but then couldn't be bothered with trying to find the entrances in Great Dunmow. Unfortunately, the route of the Flitch Way has been disrupted there by the A120; more short-sighted road-building on what seems like a still good and (potentially future) viable railway alignment. Here's a map of the Flitch Way (PDF):
I assume many reading this thread will be glad that the huge Brook Green development proposal that would have threatened the alignment has been dismissed:
Here's the web-site of the Friends of the Flitch Way:
On Rayne Station, apparently once a very busy station on this line:
And here's the web-site of the café at Rayne Station that Colonel of Truth mentioned:
The Flitch Way seems to be in decent condition apart from the need for a diversion around Great Dunmow, so would probably make for a good little excursion. I would mention in passing that the map above makes public houses along the line a very prominent cartographical feature.
Moved to Edinburgh on Friday.
Took the dogs out for a ramble around the local area and chanced upon Rodney Street and Scotland Street tunnels which is nice.
I knew Edinburgh's old lines had been mostly kept as mixed use paths but didn't know there were tunnels in use as well!
Also found an amazing bridge as the line goes over the brilliantly overgrown Warriston Cemetery
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