The North Essex landscape remains largely rural; dotted with traditional villages & tiny hamlets linked by a network of ancient green lanes, farm tracks & woodland paths.
Dramatic skylines are interrupted by the expansive branches of the mighty oaks and cedar trees. Wildlife breeds in abundance whilst the hedgerows harbour beautiful flora & fauna.
A varied 40 minute walk across farmland to the nearby village of Rayne.
In Rayne, there is a Post Office, local convenience shops, pubs (The Swan & The Welsh Princess) and two restaurants, No 47, and a little further down on the same side of the street, a great Indian called Voujon.
There is also the Railway Cafe which is a converted station and waiting room located along the old railway line between Braintree and Dunmow.
The old railway line now forms part of the popular Fitch Way for runners and walkers alike.
It's just an easy 50 minute walk or 10 minute drive, from Golden Grove to Andrews Airfield. And it's a great place to relax, enjoy a coffee or a beer and watch the light aircraft take off and land on the grass runway.
Built by the Americans during WW2, named after the American General Andrews. Andrewsfield is well worth a visit, you may even learn to fly!
You can download the walking map here. And find out more about the bar by clicking read more below.