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near Chatley, England (United Kingdom)
Using good paths, this walk takes you beside and through woodland and along low ridges with great views. Visit Fairstead church, this walk will take you through the charming village Terling, see some ancient wall painings in the church as well as some village architecture before heading back through lovely Flack's Green to Fuller Street to The Square & Compasses, for a good quality ale and great menu.
At the Square & Compasses, carpenter's and woodman's tools are displayed with stuffed birds & shooting pictures. This comfortable old pub has wood fires in winter and a welcoming garden in the summer. The food is all home cooked and a very friendly pub and you will want to return.
Pass the Ashwells Farm and carry on this quiet lane heading to Lodge Cottage and Fairstead Lodge Farm.
Pass Lodge Cottage to Fairstead Lodge Farm
Entrance to Fairstead Lodge Farm & public footpath
Pass the farm house on your left, the hedge gives way to a ditch, cross the ditch towards Brickhouse Wood towrds the pylon.
Walking past Brickhouse Wood towards the pylon and and Hookley Wood on the right
When you have passed Hookley Wood you can see the medieval church steeple of Fairstead.
View of the Parish Church, Fairstead Hall (White building) & Hall Farm House on the left.
Looking back on the essex way before going through Stockley Wood
Geocache between the wood & brick fence.
Looking back at Stockley Wood
Geocache is at the stile left of the Pavilion, the cricketball is not lost.