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.
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