Take a stroll around Stock

PUBLISHED: 12:14 13 February 2015 | UPDATED: 12:14 13 February 2015

Take a stroll around Stock

Take a stroll around Stock

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Enjoy this well-walked trail around the popular village of Stock, perfect for a winter walk

1 From the little car park in front of All Saints Church, cross the road and take the path to the left that runs between the water pump and the little cottages which were once alms houses. Bear right at the end (School Lane) and follow the concrete track. After you turn the bend, take the footpath on the left which goes to the right of the property called The Rustlings. Cross a stile into a meadow and at the end, go over another stile and continue along a shady path between hedges. At the footpath junction go right and this soon takes you to the road (Back Lane).

2 Turn left. The concrete surface converts to a wide unmade track, winding its way down to a way-marker post by the path junction. Go straight on and when you reach the large farm buildings, look out for the footpath arrows just the other side of the first farm shed going right alongside the shed. Then straight across the field in front of you heading for the post you can see on the other side. In the far corner, cross a stile into a field and follow the line of telegraph poles all the way across the fields to a metal kissing gate. Follow a permissive route to the other side and the farm access track. Turn right along the track and follow this all the way to the end where it meets the road.

3 Just to the left you will see a footpath sign. Follow this path over a stile where you emerge onto the golf course. Keep to the right and continue over a ditch and along the edge of the course with Swan Wood to the right. Proceed along by the wood to a stepped boardwalk with a handrail going uphill to the lane by the red brick cottage. If it is wet weather, turn right along the lane. Otherwise, take the footpath opposite heading for the buildings to the right and continue to the lane. Turn left along the lane which takes you to the main road (Stock Road).

4 Turn right and walk along the pavement on the other side of the road. Just after the Greenwoods Hotel, turn left along Common Road passing the Bakers Arms pub. Where the road bends sharp right, go left along the footpath, keeping to the right of the hedge further along. Proceed through the staggered barriers along a wide grass path to the lane (Mill Road). The windmill can be seen to the left and turn left for a closer look, otherwise turn right along the lane to the road junction where you turn right again. Walk along the verge and continue straight on at the little crossroads, passing a pond on the left. Look out for a footpath immediately after the Church of Our Lady & St Joseph on the left. Proceed along this shady path with a metal fence to the left. After the kissing gate at the footpath junction, turn right alongside a wooden fence. Cross a wooden bridge and go up through a gate to the churchyard and past the pretty church to the car park.

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