Village Walks & Footpaths

STONDON MASSEY FOOTPATHS

February 2018

The Parish of Stondon Massey has many footpaths that take walkers around the village itself or on through into neighbouring parishes. The land itself is gently undulating except where it slopes away to the North as the streams empty into the Roding valley.

This is, essentially, a rural parish and walkers must be mindful of this. Please stick to the paths and do not walk amongst the crops or stray into woodlands.

If there are any issues that impede the public rights of way they should be reported to the Parish Council and/or Essex Highways.

A number of people walk regularly on our footpaths. Village walks leave the Bricklayers Arms on a Saturday at 9am and more occasional, longer walks on a Sunday. For further information please see the village facebook page. If you do make use of the footpaths please send any photos in to us so we can show off our village.

Footpath
Number
 Description  Remarks
1 From the road north of Church Wood in a north-easterly direction to the parish boundary, where it continues as footpath 8 in High Ongar parish. Path ploughed throughout living memory.
2 From the road west of Little Hayes in a south-easterly and south-westerly direction to the parish boundary at Round Spring, where it continues as footpath 2 in the parish of Kelvedon Hatch.
3 From St Pete and St Paul’s Church in a north easterly and south easterly direction to the parish boundary where it joins Woolmongers Lane.
4  From the road at Woolmongers Farm in a south-westerly direction along the north-west boundary of Picketts Wood to the road near Stondon Cottage.
5 From Soames Mead running north of No. 23 Soames Mead, south-west to Cannons Mead.
7 From the road north of Clapgate in a southerly direction to the road east of The Coppice at the parish boundary.
8 From the road west of Oak Wood in a north-easterly and northerly direction to join footpath 10.
10 From the road south of Stondon Cottage in a south-easterly direction to the parish boundary at Soap House.
11 From footpath 10 in a north-easterly direction to the road near Whipple’s Farm.
12 From the road east of Soap House Cottage in a northerly direction to meet footpath 11.
13 Continuation of Kelvedon Hatch bridleway 1, in a south-easterly direction to the parish boundary where it continues as  Kelvedon Hatch bridleway 1.
14 From its junction with bridleway 13 in an easterly direction to Chivers Road, south-west of Stondon Place.
15 From Nine Ashes Road in a north-easterly direction to the District and Parish boundary where it continues as High Ongar footpath 37.

Footpaths

Please report any issues you have with the local paths to either the Clerk, Heidi Angove or Kevin Lorkins (see contact us).