The Old Windmill and South Hanningfield Walk

MODERATE 3 reviews

The Old Windmill and South Hanningfield Walk is a 4.8 kilometer loop trail located near South Hanningfield, Essex, England that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

Distance: 4.8 km Elevation Gain: 99 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

trail running

walking

lake

historic site

pub walk

A circular pub walk from the Old Windmill in South Hanningfield, Essex. The Old Windmill has been serving food and ale since 1799 and today, with a beautiful sympathetic refurbishment, it really is a gem of a pub. The walking route explores the local countryside, a peaceful journey through arable fields and ancient lanes, visiting the pretty local church on route. The paths follow sections of arable fields and grass meadows, all of which can be very muddy in the winter and after periods of rain, so the walk is one best enjoyed in the warmer months. The paths in a couple of places can also be a little overgrown so good stout footwear and full length trousers are recommended (unless you're immune to nettles!). The route has several climbs and descents throughout and there are a couple of sections of road walking so take care of traffic. There are a few gates plus six stiles, some of which are fully enclosed with wire fencing so dogs may need a lift over. Depending on the condition underfoot, allow 1 to 2 hours.

2 months ago

A nice trail but a couple of sections very overgrown with nettles. Hoped for a better view of the reservoir too. Pleasant walk but not high on list to walk again.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

We done the Old Windmill South walk today, weather was cold but clear, ground was very frosty in the grassy areas, but made it all look very different to last time we done it, the dogs ended up to dirty to go in the pub, so they stayed in the car to dry off, while we went in, pub was good as usual - would thoroughly recommend.

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