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The aim of the Friends of the Flitch Way & Associated Woodlands is to bring together local people keen to keep active and with an interest in the outdoors and conservation who want to maintain and improve the environment for the benefit of everybody in the community.



Wildlife of the Month - February 

Why not explore some of the places we work?

Rayne Station & Carriage

Rayne Station & Carriage  A great place for all the family.  Enjoy tea and cake from the Booking Hall cafe and then visit the carriage to play with the model train set and learn about the history of the old railway in the carriage museum.


Flitch Way

Flitch Way  Stretching for nearly 15 miles between Braintree and Bishops Stortford, the Flitch Way provides a safe traffic free environment for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.  The Flitch Way forms part of National Cycle Network route 16. Car parking at Braintree train station and Great Notley Country Park.


Dunmow Cutting

Dunmow CuttingPedestrian access to the Dunmow Cutting is from the signed entrance midway along the Dunmow bypass and provides one of the richest and most species diverse areas of the Flitch Way with many chalk loving species.


Great Notley Country Park


Great Notley country park

 Awarded Best Outdoor Play or Activity Centre in Essex in 2016 by Primary Times it has over 100 acres of parkland and great play facilities from tots to teens.  Accessible by walkers, cyclists and horse riders.  There is is also a large car park and a signed link path to join the Flitch Way at Rayne.


Footpath Work Group

  There are many miles of footpaths, bridleways and byways in Essex.    Our group is on call to go out and clear these Public Rights of Way.  This can include building new bridges, gates and steps.  Look out for the FOFW disc on items we have installed.


And a few miles further away you can find Garnetts Wood, Levelly Wood, Tarecroft Wood and the Blackwater Rail Trail.

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