Layer Breton - Layer Marney - Birch - Layer Breton

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Following field-paths and country lanes, this walk takes you through three small, out-of-the-way settlements, past two churches, a deer compound and a magnificent tower. It can be completed in little over an hour, but warrants much longer, especially if you choose to visit Layer Marney Tower, the two churches and spend time watching the sizeable herd of deer at close quarters.

England - East England - Essex - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Good for Kids, Mostly Flat, Museum, Play Area, Toilets, Wildlife
11/07/2019 - Sid Marks

Quite a nice walk,one or two overgrown paths and stiles,but not too bad. A few updates,at waymark 3,the footpath sign to Tiptree is missing,just carry on straight ahead past the church.After crossing the ditch via a footbridge,the path now goes straight ahead.Exit onto the road,turn left and just past Woodview cottages on the left,the path leading into the field via a footbridge is on your right. At waymark 5 after passing through the hedge by the electricity poles,the footpath is straight ahead leading to a stile,not half-right. At waymark 8,after going through 2 small fields and 3 kissing gates,you turn left onto a broad gravel track.You follow this,go under the power lines to eventually arrive at Briar cottage. At waymark 9,ignore the 1st Greenfield Houses sign,which is actually a named road.Walk past this to arrive at the 2nd Greenfield Houses sign where you bear half-right.

23/06/2014 - Peter Ancell

Found several styles very difficult to get our retriever over. Some footpaths are so overgrown almost impassable

13/08/2009 - Walkingworld Admin

Walked and updates entered August 2009. Adrian (Admin)