Coleshill circular walk no.5
Finish: As above
Length: 9 km / 5.6 miles
Weather: Sunny and breezy.
The walk starts by the church and takes the footpath to the left of the pub.
After a short walk through a field, take a right turn at the crossroads of footpaths.
The first field with some alpacas in it.
This is the second field of the walk with alpacas, at Ongar Hill Farm.
Follow a track downhill into Great Beard Wood and take the right turn at the crossroads of footpaths.
You will eventually come to Marrods Bottom and the aforementioned lane walking.
I'm sure Marrod won't mind me mentioning that his Bottom is long, straight and broad. Also, there was not much traffic using the lane.
Penn's Bottom is a whole different kettle of fish. It is narrower, has blind bends and more traffic, so please take care when walking this section.
Take a right turn off the lane, into a field and follow a path beside the edge of a wood.
Looking back, and down to Penn Bottom. I had walked along the lane from left to right.
The broad track that leads up to the gates of Penn House.
Take a right through a gate and follow the path across the field.
I turned left here and followed the path downhill.
Towards the bottom of the hill, I took a sharp right, back up the hill. This section might seem counterintuitive as it is doing two sides of the triangle, but I had never walked down this way before, so decided to give it a go.