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Saffron Walden's Living Landscape

Public Rights of Way

  • Footpaths - for pedestrians only
  • Bridleways - for horse & bicycles as well as ramblers
  • Byways - bridleways that may legally be used by motorised vehicles by anti-social people
  • Each parish has its own path numbers: so when a path crosses into a new parish it gets a new number

The Uttlesford Council Map-of-Public-Rights-of-Way gives extra information on each path but is a bit difficult to use.

Ther is alledged to be an ECC online report form when you find problems with a right of way - if I ever find it, I'll include a link.

The Harcamlow Way is the only long-distance footpath through the Saffron Walden area. It arrives from Newport and then links across the town centre before leaving via the Living Landscape for Ashdon. It is an excellent path of which the town should be proud. It has no "Harcamlow way" waymarks at all and there is nothing in the town to guide walkers through the town centre to where the path becomes a rural footpath again. This needs fixing.

Total length
Byways
3.3 km
Bridleways
10.8. km
Footpaths
29.2 km
Path No Parish Status Length (m)
From
To
Problems
23
Ashdon
bridleway
574
Falloden Lane
Ashdon Street

34
Ashdon
bridleway
1470
Bowsers
Copt Hill

75
Ashdon
bridleway
1237
Old Rectory
Water End

92
Ashdon
bridleway
1217
Saffron House
Mortimers

1
Saffron Walden
bridleway
2423
S Walden
Butlers Farm

49
Saffron Walden
bridleway
1716
Little Walden
Butlers byway

53
Saffron Walden
bridleway
1044
Birds Farm Lane
Harcamlow Way

41
Sewards End
bridleway
747
Saffron House
Will Ayleys Lane

43
Sewards End
bridleway
378
Redgates Lane
Saffron House

33
Ashdon
byway
600
Bartlow
Ashdon Sewage
Michells “private road” sign
3
Saffron Walden
byway
1789
Butlers Farm
Mitchells

47
Saffron Walden
byway
865
Mitchells
Trig point

2
Ashdon
footpath
1368
Nunns Wood
Ashdon Street

3
Ashdon
footpath
408
Trig Point
Footpath 2

4
Ashdon
footpath
287
Footpath 2
Footpath 5

5
Ashdon
footpath
1251
Little Bowsers
Ashdon Street

8
Ashdon
footpath
608
Falloden Lane
Ashdon Street

10
Ashdon
footpath
755
Footpath 8
Footpath 11

11
Ashdon
footpath
529
Footpath 10


12
Ashdon
footpath
150
Footpath 10
Ashdon Road
only part in LL
13
Ashdon
footpath
361
Footpath 10
Rectory Lane

15
Ashdon
footpath
696
Rectory Lane
Newnham Hall Farm

16
Ashdon
footpath
456
Holden End
Newnham Hall Farm

17
Ashdon
footpath
179
Holden End
Bartlow Rd

20
Ashdon
footpath
441
Ashdon Road
Rectory Lane

21
Ashdon
footpath
416
beside Radwinter Rd


22
Ashdon
footpath
564
Falloden Lane
Ashdon Road

26
Ashdon
footpath
204
Radwinter Rd
Old Rectory

30
Ashdon
footpath
1007
Church End
Water End

31
Ashdon
footpath
504
Shadwell
Part Harcamlow Way
Harcamlow Way
32
Ashdon
footpath
465
Ashdon Boundary – Ashdon St
Part Harcamlow Way

35
Ashdon
footpath
785
Ashdon/Bartlow rd
Thickoe Plantation

40
Ashdon
footpath
2280
Bowsers
Ashdon/Hadstock rd

41
Ashdon
footpath
320
Copt Hill bridleway
Thickoe Plantation

76
Ashdon
footpath
811
Radwinter Rd
Water End

78
Ashdon
footpath
749
??
Radwinter Rd

79
Ashdon
footpath
505
Ashdon Farm
??

84
Ashdon
footpath
785
Ashdon Rd
near Little Hales

88
Ashdon
footpath
804
Water End
Ivy Todd

90
Ashdon
footpath
1403
Water End
\\\wills Ayley Lane

93
Ashdon
footpath
1108
Mortimers
Roman Rd

102
Ashdon
footpath
266
Holden End
Newnham Hall Farm

108
Ashdon
footpath
272
Radwinter Rd
Bridleway 75

111
Ashdon
footpath
439
Rectory Lane
Newnham Hall Farm

2
Saffron Walden
footpath
1500
Birds Farm Lane
Bridleway 49

4
Saffron Walden
footpath
853
Little Walden
Bridleway 49

30
Saffron Walden
footpath
475
Saddlers farm
Hadstock Rd

42
Saffron Walden
footpath
683
Butlers Fm – Ashdon boundary
Part Harcamlow Way
north end destroyed
44
Saffron Walden
footpath
555
Saddlers farm
footpath 4

74
Saffron Walden
footpath
534
Birds Farm drive
Footpath 2

21
Sewards End
footpath
378
Turnip Hall
Cole End Lane

22
Sewards End
footpath
1550
Turnip Hall
Sewards End

23
Sewards End
footpath
1488
Ashdon Rd
Redgates Lane







 

What needs doing?

Task
Who could do it?
Likely cost
Comments
Survey of each footpath for illegal signs & blockage. Report these to ECC who have a duty to act Members of local rambling groups nil  
Survey each path for need of additional waymarks and/or correction of misleading one Members of local rambling groups nil  
Supply and install improved waymarks ? Friends of Flitch Way? Local parish path partnerships? don't know  
The Harcamlow Way needs proper signs in and near the town and proper waymarks along its length. Saffron Walden Town Council? Saffron Walden initiative? don't know