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Howe Green - Sandon - Sandford Mill Lock - Danbury - Butts Green - Howe Green

22nd March 2021


Distance Time Elevation in meters

Gain Loss Min Max
14.08 3H16 2H52 114 114 17 84







Start Point - United Reform Chapel in Howe Green



Skirting Around the Gravel Pits

Approaching bridge over A12

A12 bridge


Stile leading to path parallel to A12

Path to Sandon parallel to A12


Dropping down to Hall Road

Coming into the middle of Sandon, with the church on the left and the Anchor pub on the right

St Andrew's Church, Sandon

Village Green, Sandon

Brick Kiln Road leading to Maldon Road

Grace's Cross, a house on the left half way along Brick Kiln Road

Junction of Brick Kiln Road and Maldon Road. The footpath goes through the hedge and
across the field about 100 yards to the left of the junction

Path across the fields towards Sandford Mill Lane. In summer this is a well-trodden path, but as the field had
just been ploughed I headed diagonally across, heading for the white mark in the trees in the centre.

The sign on the post is for the Chelmsford Centenary Trail
( The Chelmsford Centenary Trail is a 21 mile long trail circling Chelmsford )

Continue straight on past Manor Farm

Cottages in Sandford Mill Lane



At the T-junction turn right into Brook End Road

Looking across to the house next to Sandford Mill Lock

Sandford Mill Lock

Looking towards the A12 from Sandford Mill Lock

Heading off along the Chelmer & Blackwater Canal in the direction of Maldon

Approaching the A12 overpass

Grace's Bridge




Grace's Walk



Graces Farm

At this point you can go right along the tarmac road, but the path ahead comes out at the same point

The Admiral McHardy way is a 9 mile walk around Little Baddow created in 1990 to commemorate 150 years of
Essex Police Force. Admiral McHardy was the first Chief Constable of Essex in 1840.


The Little Baddow Millennium Walk is 6.9 miles around Little Baddow taking in the woodland of Blakes Wood
and Holybread Wood, Waterhall Meadows and views of the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation



The Saffron Trail is a 71 mile long walk from Southend-on-Sea to Saffron Waldron



Hall Wood


You emerge from the wood over a stile, heading towards Elm Green Lane

After crossing the field you come out onto Elm Green Lane.

Continue straight on along Elm Green Lane

You come to Mildmays cul-de-sac; the path goes to the right down a snicket just at the end of the wooden fence

The snicket next to Mildmays; Tree cutting was going on as I arrived but I managed to get past


The snicket leads to houses, and continues on the other side of the road

The snicket comes out between two houses on the main Danbury Road, next to The Bell pub. There is
a pedestrian crossing conveniently positioned for crossing this busy road.

The Bell

Turn right by the mini roundabout, down Well Lane

Past Beaumont Park on the left until you come to the T-junction with Woodhill Road.
Turn right towards Danbury Country Park


Entrance to Danbury Country Park

Turn left down Woodhill Common Road, which leads on to Sporhams Lane
where you turn left again towards Butts Green

The simplest way is to continue along Sporhams Lane until you come to Butts Green Road; however, if you
are feeling adventurous there is a footpath which goes to the left of the entrance gate to Middle Ford.
There is a footpath sign, but it has fallen over.



Over the stile and slightly to the left



The path eventually came out at the side of the house "Turn Pike" on Butts Green Road.
From here I walked up to East Hanningfield Road and back home.

Howe Green