This morning my friend, Ana and I walked to White Notley Church. The weather was overcasted and threatened rain, but we decided to risk it. By the time we arrived back at our village it began to rain heavily.
St Etheldreda Church is built on the site of the earlier Roman temple. St Etheldreda was a East Anglian princess, also a Fenland and Nothumbrian queen and Abbess of Ely. The church dates from the 10th century. My friend and I walked two and half miles from our village and back in two hours and forty-five minutes. We followed part of the Essex Way a footpath which is a long-distance path stretching from Epping to Harwich a distance of 81 miles.