Spin-off 1

Stort valley and North West Essex: Dobb's Weir to Moreton
Hilliness
Flat
Undulating
Ride Conditions
Good
Unsurfaced
Percent Off-road
50%
Distance
13.0 miles
Signed
NCN 1

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Stations
Description

The family friendly section is the western off-road towpath up to Harlow Town

Leaving Arc 1 at the bridge near Fieldes Weir Lock on NCN1, a well-engineered Sustrans track 0.5 passes through gravel pit lakes before joining the Stort Navigation 0.7 to Roydon 1.7 (the pretty village lies to the south).

Continue on the towpath, passing through a few permeable barriers to Harlow Town 4.7, then leave the canal and take the track R that crosses the railway by a slightly alarming ramped bridgeand join the off-road cycle provisions through the last of Harlow New Town, but after Old Harlow 6.7 follow delightful and well-signed NCN1 lanes to High Laver, after which at the T-junction 12 L for Stortford and Cambridge, and R for Moreton, where there is a second junction; straight on for NCN1 to Chelmsford, R for Spinoff 1-2-3 the Outer Essex Arc…

Route
The Stort Navigation at Roydon: Spin-off 1
Stort valley at Harlow: Spin-off 1
White Hart Inn Moreton: Spin-off 1 ends, 1-2-3 begins