Make the most of your stay!
Why not hire our lovely retro style bikes and explore the area on wheels! Bike hire available at £15 for a half day (4 hours 10am-2pm/2pm to 6pm) or £25 for a full day (8 hours 10am – 6pm). A refundable deposit is required. If you are looking to make a day of it, why not add one of our luxury picnic hampers which includes picnic blanket, portable seat, OS Map of the area and a compass. Hampers must be booked in advance and are available from £12.50 per head. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to book. Bikes are offered subject to availability.
River Stort – Tednambury Lock
We are virtually just a couple of minutes cycle ride away from the main tow path on the River Stort. Enjoy a pleasant ride into Sawbridgeworth and stop off at The Maltings where there are several antique/collectables shops and tea shops. Approximately 15 minutes by bike or 35-40 minutes by foot.
Cycle the Flitch Way
There are many cycle paths around the Essex and Hertfordshire countryside for you to enjoy during your stay. One of the most popular routes is The Flitch Way. The Flitch Way passes through 15 miles of countryside along the former Bishop’s Stortford to Braintree railway in the heart of rural Essex. The route of the Flitch Way has a multi-user surface making it accessible for all throughout the year.
Much of the route can be explored on foot, bicycle or horseback taking you through wildlife-rich railway cuttings, past Victorian stations and over embankments with views across impressive farmlands, villages and woodland. Cycling the 8 mile route from Braintree to Little Dunmow is particularly ideal for families as it is completely traffic free giving everybody the opportunity to discover the wildlife.
The route passes through historical towns and villages allowing you to explore places such as Great Dunmow or to combine a walk with refreshments being served at Rayne Station.
Please click here for further information on the Visit Essex website including route maps and other routes and locations.