Domesday Book as 'Phingaria' which was a Latinised form of its original Anglo-Saxon name, Fingreth, meaning 'the stream of the people of Fin'. It is thought that the name Blackmore was introduced in the Middle Ages as a reference to 'Black Marsh' or 'Black Swamp'
We crossed the Ingatestone Road and onto St Peters way Footpath. This was a mud bath, with our boots getting heavier with every step as huge clumps of mud stuck to them.
|The Cricketers at Fryerning is a 19th century Grays house|
|The Viper PH|
We started to walk towards Monk and Barrows Farm but we became aware we were walking the wrong way, a barking dog running towards us confirmed this! We took another path back on St Peters Way that lead us back onto Beggar Hill .
Blackmore Tea Rooms before heading home