Following the Flitch Way

by Helen Hooker June. 20, 2016 2260 views

The Flitch Way runs along the northern edge of Hatfield Forest, a narrow haven of peace and tranquillity, away from the busy road that runs through Takeley. It was originally the route of the Bishop's Stortford to Braintree branch line, opened in 1869. However, by 1952 passenger numbers had dropped and between then and 1971 it was used as a freight line before finally closing in 1972. Thanks to a road closure today my route home from the forest took me along part of the Flitch Way, back to where I'd parked my car off site. It was a wonderfully peaceful walk, disturbed only by the occasional runner and dog walker, and I thought I should try and capture this idyllic path through the Essex countryside.

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Moira 3 years, 3 months ago

Wonderful perspective

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Helen Hooker Replied to Moira 3 years, 3 months ago

Thank you!

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Amy Daniels 3 years, 3 months ago

Beautiful

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Helen Hooker Replied to Amy Daniels 3 years, 3 months ago

Thank you Amy!

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Amy Daniels Replied to Helen Hooker 3 years, 3 months ago

😊

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Lennart Andersson 3 years, 3 months ago

A very fine image.

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Helen Hooker Replied to Lennart Andersson 3 years, 3 months ago

Thank you very much!

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Sara G 3 years, 3 months ago

Love the gate there..great capture of calm and peacefulness.

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Eija 3 years, 4 months ago

Absolutely beautiful place and photo !!!!!

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Antonio Gil 3 years, 4 months ago

beautiful picture

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Evelyn Margarethe 3 years, 4 months ago

You captured the peaceful feeling of this scene so well.

3 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jarvo J 3 years, 4 months ago

Looks a lovely place to walk.

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