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|The Cock Inn and Chess Valley|
|Author: HallandWoodhouse, Published: 09 Apr 2013||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A 3.5 mile circular pub walk from The Cock Inn in Sarratt. A delightful walk through the Chess Valley. Enjoy the rolling hills, riverside paths, open meadows and woodland tracks. A pleasure at any time of year. |
The route follows a mixture of field, woodland and riverside paths some of which can be quite soft underfoot after wet weather. There are a few gentle slopes within the route along with several kissing gates and two stiles. Approximate time 70-90 minutes.
The walks starts and finishes at The Cock Inn on Church Lane, Church End, Sarratt in Hertfordshire. Approximate post code WD3 6HH.
|Start to Concrete Track|
Start point: 51.6751 lat, -0.4983 long
From the pub, with churchyard ahead, turn left along Church Lane. After 60 yards, bear right and walk past gothic brick cottages to left. Turn right at footpath sign and walk through churchyard. Follow gravel path past church for 60 yards and pass through wood kissing gate.
|Concrete Track to River Chess|
Start point: 51.6807 lat, -0.5102 long
Turn left at T junction on to concrete track and follow between water meadows.
|River Chess to North Hill|
Start point: 51.6803 lat, -0.5166 long
Cross footbridge over River Chess and continue on tarmac path gently uphill for 130 yards. Turn left at footpath sign and, 20 yards ahead, pass through wood kissing gate to right of metal gate. Follow path ahead through trees (may be soft underfoot in places).
|North Hill to End|
Start point: 51.6696 lat, -0.5043 long
Cross over lane and continue ahead past house. 60 yards ahead, bear left before metal gates and follow path gently downhill. Continue for 270 yards with river to left and turn left across wood footbridge.
Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2013 by the author hallandwoodhouse and may not be reproduced without permission.
This is a great starter walk, near enough to london. Can be done in just over an hour at brisk pace
|By bennyd151 on 05 Jan 2014|
Lovely walk along the River Chess and through woods and fields. The final leg involves a steep hill, but the views are delightful and the food at the Cock Inn made the effort worthwhile.
|By docbbradshaw on 06 Apr 2015|
Great Walk, Great instructions and a really relaxing walk on a warm spring day...fantastic!
|By palmerr2002 on 13 Apr 2016|
Lovely walk with 5 children who made the whole loop in 90minites ( age ranging 2 to 8). Instructions were perfect - and cold wet weather didn't deter us. Cock inn was a fantastic place to end the walk with delicious Sunday lunch and live jazz band.
|By anyacg on 12 Feb 2017|
Lovely for the kids. Easy walk and nice little pub. High rec! 👍
|By matthewsimon on 23 Apr 2017|
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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|Image by: piovasco |
Uploaded: 12 Apr 2015
|Image by: piovasco |
Uploaded: 13 Apr 2015
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