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Pleshey - Chignall Smealy - Good Easter - Pleshey Circular

19th October 2021


Distance Time Elevation in meters

Gain Loss Min Max
16.58 4H04   98 98 52 89


The above distance and time is longer than normal as we spent time helping to rescue a man on a disability scooter who was stuck in the mud with a flat battery. We took him back to his house near Stagden Cross. The stats below show the second time I did the walk on 3rd December 2021.

3rd December 2021

Distance Time Elevation in meters

Gain Loss Min Max
15.0 3H37 3H04 98 104 50 90


On the second walk we went to The Leather Bottle pub in Pleshet for lunch and libation!


Parked at the bottom of Pump Lane

Walk starts up Pump Lane

Diagonal cut across the field next to the entrance to Pleshey Castle

Pick up a concrete farm track which goes due South for 2 km

Path eventually comes to farm buildings where you join Mashbury Road


Turn right along Mashbury Road towards Bards Hall

Past Wart Cottages on the right


The path goes off to the left a few meters after the Mashbury Road and Fox Road signs.

Heading towards Chignall Smealy



At this point you turn right, almost back on yourself

The path eventually comes out onto the road next to Chignall United Reform Chapel,
where you turn right along the road.

Chignall United Reform Chapel

Follow the road until it goes round a right-hand bend

The Cottage, Mashbury on your right

The path leaves the road directly opposite The Cottage, but the marker post and the stile are not obvious at first glance


A fallen tree blocking the path



The path eventually comes out at a church next to Mashbury Hall Farm


Mashbury Hall Farm

The church has Commonwealth War Graves


Unusual graves



The path marker points along the right hand side of the church








The path eventually comes out on to a road where you turn left.
You can see the spire of Good Easter Church at this point.

Heading to Good Easter. The road goes past Wrays Farm




St Andrews, Good Easter



Great place for lunch opposite Falconers Hall

Centre of Good Easter you take the road to the right by the cream house, and the Essex Way
goes off across the fields to the left after 100 meters.



Path to the left opposite Primrose Cottage


After following the path along the edge of the fields it eventually comes out onto a road where you turn right

On to the road, with the finger board showing the direction just travelled

You can go through the wood to the right, but if you stick to the road it comes out to this point,
as does the path through the wood. Turn left here.

Turn right at this point along the path leading to Stagden Cross

Good sign posting here

Turn left

Heading to Pleshey




Turn right along Back Lane back towards the start point