Cycle Rides with wildlife in mind

Three cycle rides that follow generally quieter lanes and which each take you on a tour past some of the special roadside verges. These are at their best from May to September when the wildflowers are in season. You may also see summer Butterflies like the Common Blue, a specialist of chalk loving vegetation.


Ride One

Special Roadside Verges around Saffron Walden

Wildflowers in the Spring Summer and Autumn. From Saffron Walden Via Littlebury, Duddenhoe End, Arkesden, Newport and back to Saffron Walden. 18 Miles, some hills.


Ride Two

More Special Roadside Verges in the north-west

Wildflowers in the Spring Summer and Autumn. From Arkesden via Duddenhoe End, Langley Upper Green, Clavering and back to Arkesden. 12 and a half miles, Gentle hills.

Ride Three

Great Dunmow and the Flitch Way

A route of about 13 miles from Great Dunmow, taking in part of the Flitch Way on a former railway line, a newly created nature area, a special roadside verge and an ancient woodland. Some off road sections.