Local Information

Travel:

Newhall is in an excellent location for transport links:

Train:

As you might expect of Harlow, the Harlow Town railway station is a listed building in recognition of the quality of its modern design. From here there are frequent train services to London Liverpool Street (around 30 minutes), to connect with London Underground. Also easily accessible by train are Stansted Airport, Cambridge and Bishops Stortford. Trains also go to Stratford, East London, to link with high speed trains to Kent and Eurostar services to Paris and Brussels.

Buses:

Local bus services run by Harlow Ride go from Newhall to Harlow town centre and the railway station. There is also a bus from nearby Church Langley to London.

Road:

By road, Newhall is just a few minutes’ drive from Junction 7 of the M11 motorway. A short distance south is the M25, with its access to the Dartford Crossing and to other motorways, including the M1 to Luton Airport and the M23 to Gatwick Airport. Further south on the M11, there is easy access to the North Circular Road and London Docklands with the Excel Centre, the O2 arena and London City Airport. Just 16 miles north are Bishops Stortford and  Stansted Airport and further north is the beautiful city of Cambridge.

Countryside:

One of the attractions of Newhall is its holistic design and eco-friendly environment. If this appeals to you, then you may also like to discover the surrounding countryside and explore the old villages of Essex and Hertfordshire. In the area around Newhall are walking trails and river paths, forests, farms and country parks. Also accessible for a day out is the beautiful Constable country.

Local Arts:

Harlow has been a pioneering town for the arts, especially for the abundance of scuplture to be seen in the open air in public places. Where else can you go shopping and pause to enjoy beautiful works by Henry Moore, Elisabeth Frink, Barbara Hepworth and the renowned Rodin?

The arts also thrive in specific Harlow venues. Parndon Mill is a centre for craft and creative activities while the Playhouse Theatre stages a varied programme of plays, ballet, dance, music and comedy. Finally, you can discover the spirit of the original Harlow architect Frederick Gibberd by visiting the stunning Garden at the house where he lived in the town.

Local Amenities:

Harlow was planned and built as neighbourhoods both separated and linked by areas of green space. The countryside was integrated into the town as an amenity. Each neighbourhood is designed to be self-sufficient with shops, schools, and community spaces within walking distance. Harlow’s town centre follows the same principles, with public buildings, shopping malls and parkland in close proximity.

Links

Bus services
Telephone 01279 426 349
www.harlowride.co.uk

National Rail journey planner
Telephone 08457 484950
www.nationalrail.co.uk

Places to Visit

Abbotts Hall Farm, Colchester/Maldon
www.essexwt.org.uk

Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve – Colchester
www.essexwt.org.uk

Barley Lands Farm, Billericay
www.barleylands.co.uk

Epping Forest, Epping
www.enjoyengland.com

Hatfield Forest – Bishop’s Stortford
www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Thetford Forest
www.explorethetford.co.uk

Lee Valley Country Park – Epping Forest
www.leevalleypark.org.uk

Wicken Fen
www.wicken.org.uk

Local Arts

Parndon Mill
www.parndonmill.co.uk

The Playhouse
www.playhouseharlow.com

The Gibberd Garden
www.thegibberdgarden.co.uk

The Henry Moore Foundation
www.henry-moore.org

Local Amenities

Addison House Health Centre
www.addison-surgery.nhs.uk

Old Harlow Health Centre
www.oldharlowhealth.co.uk

Old Harlow Library
www.os.essexcc.gov.uk

Princess Alexandra Hospital
www.pah.nhs.uk

Private Schools
www.uk.independentschools.com

State Schools
www.harlow.gov.uk

More useful information at www.harlow.gov.uk and www.myharlow.co.uk

Points of Interest