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Stepping out in Steeple

PUBLISHED: 08:38 30 March 2015 | UPDATED: 08:38 30 March 2015




This walk from the village of Steeple to the River Blackwater offers beautiful countryside views and the chance to see a variety of sailing boats

1 Take the footpath that runs alongside The Sun & Anchor pub. It goes between fences and then a wooded area before passing through a metal kissing gate and into a large open crop field. At the end of this field you pass through another kissing gate and over a footbridge, then along the edge of the next field. This continues as a wide grass track between the hedge and the stream. Pass over a rickety stile by a path junction and continue straight on into the next field. Get over another stile and footbridge and onto the sea wall.

2 Turn left and over another stile and follow the grassy path along the wall. There are good views of the River Blackwater. The path eventually veers left as you approach the banks of the river. It meanders along by the river to another stile. Continue on for some distance; you will come to where there is a caravan site on the left. The path swings left past a jetty and a picnic area where you can stop for a rest and admire the view.

3 Continue to weave along the 
river frontage on the raised 
path following Mayland Creek. After about two-thirds of a mile, the 
path swings left, then a little further on, 
it turns back to the right. When you reach the little stile by the side of the path, do not continue along the sea wall but descend the bank onto a path on your left. Follow this grass path keeping the barbed wire fence to your left. After some distance the path develops to a wider track and you arrive at the outbuildings of Hall Farm where you soon join the road. Continue to the road junction into Steeple and turn left using the pavement along the main road (The Street). You will soon return to the church and the pub where you started.


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