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The Anchor and Danbury Commons Walk

MODERATE 9 reviews

The Anchor and Danbury Commons Walk is a 7.9 kilometer loop trail located near Danbury, Essex, England that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Distance: 7.9 km Elevation Gain: 163 m Route Type: Loop



bird watching


partially paved


wild flowers

pub walk

A circular pub walk from The Anchor in the village of Danbury, Essex. The Anchor is the epitome of an English Country Inn, boasting beautiful traditional beams and a warm welcoming atmosphere, the perfect setting for post-walk refreshments. The walking route explores the network of beautiful commons, woodlands and heaths that surround the village. Along the way there are captivating views and plenty of wildlife to discover. You will enjoy bluebells in the spring, birdsong in the summer, rich woodland colors in the autumn and frost-covered heather in the winter months. The walk includes several climbs and descents throughout. The woodland stretches can be very muddy after rain and in the wetter months, so good boots are a must (and wellies with grips are recommended in winter). There are a few stretches along village lanes, so take care of traffic at these points. You will need to negotiate some kissing gates, but there are no stiles and no livestock on route. The commons have a complex network of multiple paths so follow the app for navigation. Allow 2.5 hours.

8 days ago

Lovely walk through wood and heathland. Great directions and easy to follow. Definitely worth taking the slight detour as per directions the view is amazing. It does have some fairly steep inclines and poor hubby with his dodgy knees benefitted from having his walking poles. Nice safe walk for my dog as well, only a short distance on roads

12 days ago

Lovely walk lots of woodland dog really enjoyed it. Perfectly finished with a well deserved pint in the anchor.

Lovely little walk. Was great with the dog as much of it was shaded. Some road walking but mainly on quite roads so not too much of a problem. Would Definitely do again.

1 month ago

Pleasant walk mainly through woodland.

2 months ago

Nice walk, enjoyed with family.

2 months ago

just beautiful. lovely walk. would reccomend

4 months ago

We really enjoyed this walk on a fresh April morning. The bluebells were beginning to flower and the floor of the woods were strewn with wood anemone. Strenuous in parts but easily manageable in a couple of hours.

26 days ago

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