Repton’s Walk

Explore Hylands Estate following this path through the park.

Technical sheet
No. 4276813
A Writtle walk posted on 30/10/20 by Aurelie-21. Update : 22/12/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 0h55[?]
Distance Distance : 2.96km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 21m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 22m
Highest point Highest point : 61m
Lowest point Lowest point : 34m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Writtle
Starting point Starting point : N 51.709368° / E 0.44086°
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Description

(D/A) From London Road car park, walk along gravel path towards the front of Hylands House. Head for The Stables. Pass the Stables, following the signage post to the Pleasure Gardens.

(1) With the Oak pergola ahead, turn left and walk between clipped Yew avenue, passing Repton’s Basket. Head towards steps down to duck pond. Walk up other side and turn left.

(2) As the path forks, bear right and enter One World Garden. With rill on left walk towards Totem Pole passing under two arbours and through the ‘Tree of Life’ gate. At iron railings head towards dead tree, then towards dip in landscape, passing gap in the tree line.

(3) Head towards Swan Pond Plantation, keeping plantation on your left, turn right towards corner of Serpentine Lake. Follow the contour of the lake, walk around end and join path towards Repton’s Gate via information board. At path crossroads turn right onto Repton’s Approach, and then head back towards the London Road car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 49m - London Road car park
1 : km 0.63 - alt. 59m - Oak pergola
2 : km 0.76 - alt. 58m - Fork
3 : km 1.52 - alt. 35m - Swan Pond Plantation
D/A : km 2.96 - alt. 48m - London Road car park

Useful Information

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

For a more challenging walk, combine this walk with : Lower Estate Walk.

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