Chigwell Country Walk

November 3rd 2019
By: Melanie Hollidge
Chigwell Country Walk

If you are thinking of moving to Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford a great way to find out more about Chigwell is to take a Chigwell country walk. The walk recommended by the Epping Forest guide on what to do locally is approximately 3 miles long and will take about 1 ½ hours to complete.

The start to the Chigwell Country Walk is on Courtland Drive, IG7 6PN. The footpaths on the walk are in good condition, but they will become muddy after wet weather, so sturdy footwear or wellingtons are recommended. The planners say there is a small amount of road walking involved along main roads so please take extra special care whilst walking along these. As ever for any country walking make sure you follow the Country Code. Keep dogs on a lead near livestock, and keep to the footpath when walking across privately owned land.

Moving out of the city to places like Chigwell, Loughton and Woodford are all about more trees, more green and more countryside in your life. Walking also has a great set of health benefits and is ideal for improving the fitness of people of all ages. Regular walking at a brisk pace will improve your blood pressure, make your bones stronger and even help you drop pounds. Many studies have also found a connection between increased walking and improved mental health. Regular strolls are known to help reduce stress and anxieties levels as well as improve your mood. 

Not only are you seeing green – you're being green too! Walking to work instead of driving is far more environmentally friendly - and is also great for your respiratory health because you're not breathing in so many nasty exhaust fumes. It also helps you sleep studies suggest that regular walking helps boost the hormones - such as melatonin - that help us sleep.

More details and a map are contained in the downloadable leaflet see link.

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