The river leaves Dunmow and passes through or near a group of villages in Essex known collectively as the Rodings, as their names are 'Roding' prefixed with various different specific names (High, Margaret,Aythorpe etc). After Chipping Ongar, the river flows under the M25 motorway by Passingford Bridge and Abridge.
Redbridge takes its name from a crossing of the river which then passes through Ilford and Barking. The River Roding through Ilford project is a government backed scheme to improve amenities along this stretch of the river. After Barking the tidal section is known as Barking Creek, which flows into the Thames at Creekmouth, where the Barking Barrier acts as a flood defence.