The path goes off over the fields towards East Hanningfield 20 yards or so up the A130 from where it emerges from St. Peter's Bridge.
Route signposted on the old A130
The path goes off along the edge of a field towards Hill Farm
The path enters East Hanningfield via the Recreation Ground, going past the shops
East Hanningfield Church
The path leaves East Hanningfield via the woodyard of J Gard & Sons, heading towards Back Butts Farm
The path skirts around the side of Back Butts Farm
Entrance to Leigham's Farm
Leaving Leigham's Farm via a stile at the rear of the farm.
The path approaches Bicknacre, skirting around the Recreation Ground, before emerging in the housing estate. It is a short walk to the main road through the houses, with the path continuing on the other side of the road a few yards further down.
Entering Thrift Wood as you leave Bicknacre
Heading out of the wooded area back in to open fields
Heading towards Folks Wood
At the end of Folks Wood there is a sign advising you not to continue skirting the wood
Eventually you approach Wickham's Farm, where the path goes off to the right skirting around the farm itself. Eventually the path emerges on the road in Cock Clarks, and you turn right. You are looking for a sign showing the continuation of the path on the other side of the road, and you have to walk quite a long way up the road. The path starts on the other side of the road shortly after "The Crib". After crossing fields you emerge on Birchwood Road, and after a short distance you turn left down Lodge Lane. Passing Nieman's Farm, you eventually come to a dirt track road on the right leading to Mill Farm.
Entrance of the dirt track road heading towards Mill Farm
This lane goes further than you might expect, and you are to be forgiven if you feel that you might have come the wrong way. But eventually you reach farm buildings and the path goes off to the left over a stile.
The path goes off to the left via the stile.
Cutting across the field the path emerges opposite New Hall Vineyard; the path actually goes through the vineyard and emerges the other side.
New Hall Vineyard across the road
The path goes through the vineyard itself.
Crossing the road, the path is clearly signposted and goes off up a slight incline towards the Church
All Saints Church, Purleigh
The War Memorial
The Bell, Purleigh
Looking back to Purleigh Hall, having made my own way directly across a ploughed field
The path traverses a raised mound clearly shown on the Essex County Council guide map,
Steps take you down the other side of the mound; from there it is a straight walk
Exiting "the mound" you head across the fields to Simmonds Lane. A short detour to the left along Simmonds Lane leads you across yet another field, exiting on the very busy Fambridge Road. Here you have to walk 20 yards or so to the left, but you have to ensure that no traffic is coming as the speed of the vehicles on this section of road is quite high. You eventually pass throgh Sparrow Wycke Farm, and come out into Mundon itself near The White Horse pub. The bus stop for those wanting the 3!X service to Maldon and Chelmsford is 500 yards past the pub