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(If continuing the tour, reverse this section) Hertford has many good houses, and much that is picturesque by its castle and river.  There are noble park-lands as far as Hatfield, a stretch of the Great North Road to Stanborough, and the big woods of Brocket when the left-hand turning for Wheathampstead is followed.  Just over […]

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(If continuing the tour, reverse this section) he corner of upper Essex in the neighbourhood of Saffron Walden, Thaxted, Great Bardfield and Finchingfield, and up to the ridge of the Cambridgeshire border, is a delightful ground for wandering. Many little hills and shallow valleys ensure a constant change of scene, there are plenty of trees, […]

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(If continuing the tour, reverse this section) he corner of upper Essex in the neighbourhood of Saffron Walden, Thaxted, Great Bardfield and Finchingfield, and up to the ridge of the Cambridgeshire border, is a delightful ground for wandering.  Many little hills and shallow valleys ensure a constant change of scene, there are plenty of trees, […]

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(If continuing the tour, reverse this section) shen is on the verge of the Stour valley.  Onward the river is always near, as the way is made through Clare, past Cavendish church and Long Melford green, and into Sudbury, which, like Clare, is a charming country town full of old timbered and plaster houses.  By […]

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(If continuing the tour, reverse this section) From Dedham the main road up the hill runs to Ardleigh, and enters Colchester by East Hill.  This good old market town is one of the most interesting places in the kingdom.  Its streets are quite a quarry for seekers of ancient churches and inns, of doorways with […]

1927 Tour 009

The Pilgrim’s Way can be followed by a fairly good road to Detling.  Between that point and the Maidstone-Chatham highway – a most romantic section – the track can be recommended only to the most efficient of motorists, though it is ideal for walking, and possible for cycling.  An alternative route, however, goes to the […]

1927 Tour 008

n Canterbury High Street, and to the right and left of it, the modern sojourner will find many things that earlier pilgrims saw – something of mediaevalsim, evidences of romance and history, bright colour, and if the day be calm and sunny, clear reflections in the little River Stour.  Outside the great West Gate the […]

1927 Tour 007

n leaving Rye for New Romney, the marsh road leads to the seaside route for Hythe, where a left turning follows the cliffs to Folkestone, Dover, and up the hill past the castle to the old ports of Deal and Sandwich, both picturesque aggregations of of weathered brickwork, shewing gables and other features attributable to […]

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Bodiam Castle, moated and ruined, is approached by a left turning from the main road, two miles past Hawkhurst.  Winding lanes lead over the River Rother, through Ewhurst, to Northiam, a delectable spot possessing the old mansion of Brickwall, Great Dixter, Strawberry Hole, and Queen Elizabeth’s Oak, under which her Majesty rested and feasted, and […]

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Leaving Penshurst by the road of entry, the route is continued straight on, up the luxuriant Medway valley.  Half-a-mile short of Langton a turning leads steeply down to Groombridge, where cottages and church are ranged around a sloping green.  Behind the church, and approached by a footpath, is Groombridge Place, an outstanding example of the […]