White Notley and Cressing


  • Start: White Notley station (station code WNY, postcode CM8 1RP)
  • Finish: White Notley station (station code WNY, postcode CM8 1RP)
  • Distance: 13.03km
  • Total ascent: 114m
  • Naismith time: 2h 47m
  • London terminus: Liverpool Street
  • Ticketing: Day return to White Notley
  • Intermediate transport: Buses to Witham at Tye Green (6.24km); trains (Cressing) near Bulford Mill (7.51km)
  • Facilities: Pub at White Notley (12.55km)


This walk is a circuit taking in both sides of the River Brain to the south-east of Braintree. Cressing Temple (as in “Knights Templar”) is visited after a short stretch of riverside walking. After crossing the Essex Way, the route takes a bend at Tye Green to drop into the valley at Bulford Mill, then rises again through Black Notley, before reaching White Notley: there is a final rise to the station.


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