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Pleshey - Great Waltham Circular via Fitzjohn's Farm

7th September 2021


Distance Time Elevation in meters

Gain Loss Min Max
8.76 1H51 1H40 48 48 38 79




Start Point: Holy Trinity Church, Pleshey

Typical Pleshey thatched cottage



Moat Cottage

The Leather Bottle pub


Mount House

On leaving the village there is a footpath sign posted to the right; however there is another signpost on the left which goes along the boundary fence of a small sewage plant..... this is The Essex Way path



Out into open fields. Walthambury Brook is on your left


By this tree you cross to the other side of Walthambury Brook

Hot and dry!



The path goes to the left and along the grassy bank by the trees


Turn left at this concrete bridge. The path to the right goes to High Houses

Up to the trees and keep right

At this point, keep right along the foot of the grassy bund

Path comes out onto a road; here you go straight across the road to the
fields on the opposite side of the road (3.22 km into the walk)

The path goes across the road and along the hedge line

Path towards Great Waltham

This path comes out on to the Great Waltham road, opposite Deer Park; turn right here towards that church
(3.98 km into the walk)

SS Mary & Lawrence, Great Waltham
(4.15 km into the walk)

Table tomb with crocketed gables

The Beehive pub, on the corner of Barrack Road.

Along Barrack Lane

Past Walthambury Stores

Turn left into Mashbury Road

High Houses

Turn left into Mashbury Road, going as far as High Houses; there is a footpath sign across the fields on the right.

Approximately 100 meters after High Houses is a bridleway/ farm track to the right


Grassy farm track



Approaching Fitzjohn's Farm


By the farm the path goes slightly to the right before continuing past the second house.


Turn right by the marker post, joining another farm track

You soon come to a concrete farm track where you turn right for Pleshey



Pleshey church soon comes into view

Leading to the castle

The castle mound

The moat

The path down to The Street, Pleshey

The path comes out down Pump Lane opposite Vale House (right) and St Michaels Cottage (left)

St Michaels Cottage

Looking back up Pump Lane

Back to the church. An alternative parking place is Pleshey Village Hall,
some 20 meters further up the road on the left