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Edwards Hall Park Circular

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Edwards Hall Park Circular
Author: crazyjude, Published: 01 Jun 2012 Walk rating : Rating:star0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
Essex, Rayleigh
Walk Type: Footpaths and byways
Edwards Hall Park Circular
Length: 4 miles,  Difficulty: boot iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
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A short circular walk through farmers fields and a variety of local woods, through the Roach Valley. The walk has a few fairly gentle slopes and the paths can be muddy after wet weather. There are no stiles.

Park at Edward Hall Park car park, at the top of Bosworth Road from Rayleigh Road (the A1015). Approximate post code SS9 5AD.

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Walk Sections

Start to Sewage Works Bridge

Start point: 51.576 lat, 0.6479 long
End point: 51.583 lat, 0.6358 long

Leave the car park and go left and around the edge of the parkland and through New England Wood to the road that leads to the sewage works. Turn right onto the road and follow the edge of the works until you reach the bridge before crossing the stream.

Sewage Works Bridge to Hockley Wood Corner

Start point: 51.583 lat, 0.6358 long
End point: 51.5905 lat, 0.6425 long

After crossing the bridge, follow the edge of the sewage works around to Rawreth Hall Wood and north through the fields and along the side of the farmer's field (by all the sloe bushes in the hedge). Continue up to the corner of Hockley Wood.

Hockley Wood Corner to Roach Valley Way Junction

Start point: 51.5905 lat, 0.6425 long
End point: 51.5903 lat, 0.6469 long

Enter the woods and take the path to your right following the blue arrows of the Roach Valley Way until you reach a large-ish junction with a fork to the left and the arrow pointing left. Don't take that, instead go straight on.

Roach Valley Way Junction to Woodpecker Wood Car Park

Start point: 51.5903 lat, 0.6469 long
End point: 51.5834 lat, 0.6572 long

Following the route in front, leave the woods bearing right and follow the track around some fields, up and down some dips, and around the house at the end of Gustedhall Lane. Follow the lane to the car park.

Woodpecker Wood Car Park to Bridge

Start point: 51.5834 lat, 0.6572 long
End point: 51.5788 lat, 0.655 long

We call this section of the woods 'woodpecker wood' due to the large amount of woodpecker activity and birds that we have seen here. You might be lucky.

From here, you are basically heading due south and just follow any of the paths all the way down the hill to the stream. The bridge will be in front or to the left of you at the end of Gustedhall Woods.

Bridge to End

Start point: 51.5788 lat, 0.655 long
End point: 51.5759 lat, 0.6478 long

There are various routes from here that will get you back to the car park. You can go through the Forestry Commission maintained area or around the edge and up, or even follow the bridleway around.

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The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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