Shadoxhurst Village Hall to Moat Farm Loop
When walked in early January the ground was hard but be warned, it can be a muddy walk as it passes through several fields with horses.
Parking is available at Shadoxhurst Village Hall car park. There is a nice pub in Shadoxhurst (Kings Head) and a good village shop at Stubbs Cross.
Left out of the Village Hall car park onto Hornash Lane.
Take the marked footpath on your right (alongside “Hornash”), about 150 yards from the Village Hall, carry on along this alleyway, over the stile and into the first field where you may find horses. Carry on straight over (heading south), through the gate. In this next field keep heading south, keeping the hedge close on your right, through the next field (horses) and over the stiles onto Church Road.
Turn left onto the road and carry on down to the turn to the private drive of Moat Farm. Immediately you start on this driveway you will see a stile on your left, take this stile and head diagonally across this field (horses) to the stile – heading south-west. Through the hedge, and keep heading roughly south-west until you can see Jenkeys Farm on your left.
Keep the heading until you are through the next gate and then turn south, into the next field and head for the gate opposite (south-west). This is the green lane known as Duck Lane, turn right, head along Duck Lane. Ignore the turn to your left and ignore the turn to your right. stay on this track until you meet a footpath crossing it, take the stile on your right, cross this field heading north-east, pass the pond (usually full of ducks) and keep the woods on your left for about 100 yards. The track you are on turns to your right, you take a gap in the hedge into the woods, heading is still north-east.
When you come out of the woods, turn right and find your way back to Duck Lane in about 50 yards. Turn left, carry on up to the cross-roads, straight across into The Street. At the end of the road, take the footpath and head for the diagonal corner (still on a north-east heading). Cross the bridge, over the stile and keep the hedge on your left until you come to the gateway, cross the field (horses) straight over and find the stile and alleyway which brings you out across the road from the Village Hall.
About 4 miles.