Gosfield - Great Cobham Hall - Beazley End - Gosfield

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Start from the church at Gosfield, just north of Braintree and soon pass the lake, then use field-paths and country lanes to make a circuit, taking in Great Cobham Hall and the pleasant little village of Beazley End.

England - East England - Essex - Countryside


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Lake/Loch, Play Area, Pub, Woodland
19/01/2020 - Sid Marks

A nice and easy walk,recommended. A couple of updates which are, at waymark 3, the path across the field at the end of waymark 3, is straight ahead, not 40 yards to the right. The stiles at waymark 6 and 7, are not in use anymore. As mentioned the path now goes through the woods at waymark 7. At the start of waymark 8,don't follow the track as it bends right, but walk straight ahead along a left hand field edge to pass the barns. Also The Cock Inn, has been refurbished into a lovely private house. At waymark 9, when the road ends, pass houses either side onto a track which leads to a field, turn left on the bridleway, then right following the left hand side of a few fields.Eventually it turns to a track, which leads to the road where you turn left back to the church. The walk is only 8 miles, not 9.

05/01/2017 - Martin Stimson

Walked this 2nd Jan 2017 in bright sunshine. Its easy and pleasant. Saw Fallow and Muntjac Deer and Buzzards. There is limited parking in front of the church on good tarmac. Note Point 1 the first 100m can be walked in the field opp church rather than on the road. At Point 3 don't follow the ditch which is enticing but go diagonal left as instructed. There was no path visible in the crop. At Point 4 the path had been ploughed up so aim for the tall trees on the opp side, half right. At point 5 and 6 the stiles are tall, wet, rotting and slippery so take care. You need to be reasonably fit to get your legs over! At Point 7 As per comments below the path now goes through the wood. From 10 to 11 its a long stretch and keep to the right of the hedge where a post and arrow don't indicate which side to go. The last road walk is long and quiet but be prepared to jump on the verge when cars go by!

03/03/2012 - Sid Marks

Superb walk, thoroughly enjoyed it.

24/11/2011 - Shelley and Paul Rowland

Walked this on Sunday 20th November 2011 - very misty but still incredibly beautiful. Wonderful walk which we enjoyed enormously. Please note however that at Point 7 you can now walk through the wood as it is no longer closed off for pheasant rearing. There is an interesting area inside with a wired fence around but you are definitely directed through the wood. You enter the wood via a wooden bridge and waymarks clearly lead the way. Once again, great walk and definitely recommended.