Herts Embraced 6.2: a morning by the river

What a contrast from other days.  I started in Bishop’s Stortford just before 8:30 am and set off at once down the River Stort, a canalised version of it at least.  It seemed a bit of a roundabout way that I got to Sawbridgeworth at last, by riverside, meadow, road an river again, and a ploughed path was annoying. Pretty place.

Then south of Sawbridgeworth I followed the Harcamlow Way – as weird a waymarked route as you can imagine, if not as weird as mine, but here perfectly practical and logical; down to the river and along the towpath, which I followed (on the Hertfordshire side almost all the way) for several miles, variously a silent river and a busy one, never an ugly one, until Roydon. I have just had my lunch in a field north of that village and am about to set forth for the afternoon’s endeavours.

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