Essex: Stansted Mountfitchet, a town and country trail

Explore this historic market town before venturing out into the peaceful countryside to enjoy scenic views across a nature reserve and Stansted Park

The church of St Mary the Virgin is set in a peaceful spot just south of Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex. The church features a wealth of historic features including carved Norman arches, a medieval effigy and the wasp-waisted tomb of  Hester Salusbury, who was tragically alleged to have been killed by a stag in Stansted Park while hunting in 1614.

A short walk along footpaths brings you into the town centre, with its plentiful cafes and pubs. Explore some of the other heritage attractions in the area, such as the Castle or Toy Museum, or head straight out into the country, heading north to the Aubrey Buxton Nature Reserve before circling back through the picturesque scenery of Stansted Park.

There is an opportunity to combine this walk with an overnight stay in this special historic building. Find out more about Champing at St Mary's here.

This 6km leisurely walk includes pavements in the town centre and footpaths through fields and woodlands. Details are correct as of date of publication, please let us know if you experience any difficulties.

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