Brent Pelham and Stocking Pelham

About 5 miles. Good paths; interesting views; lovely houses and farms . Pub to the left at Brent Pelham Church , and The Cock in Stocking Pelham to right of church.

(web editor's note - July 2008. The Cock Inn at Stocking Pelham is currently closed due to a fire)

Map and grid reference Explorer 194 GR 434308

Getting there Through Little Shelford to Fowlmere and Flint Cross, B1368 to Hare Street, then left along B1038 to Brent Pelham. Park under trees outside church at junction in centre of village.

The Walk

Turn right at junction towards Clavering, and almost immediately turn right onto footpath. Follow round to left and down hill, keep left along stream when seductive track heads right, then cross field, through hedge up steps, up hill again to join track, turn left. At two tankers short of farm buildings, turn left down concrete track, bear left at bottom, and then turn right up steps at finger post. Almost immediately dive right through hedge, and bear left with stream bed to your right. Pass fording point, and short of cross hedge, turn back left up hill cross field. Near summit, cross flat bridge, and go on diagonal towards gap in hedge. Through the gap, and bear right, to reach top, with church straight ahead, and hedge leading to a road to the left. Cross bridge/stile through the overgrown hedge [secateurs helpful --problem has been reported to HCC]

Reach road, and cross to reach Church [locked but keys available in village to right]

Turn left, round corner in front of house, and after 150 yards turn right up track towards wood. At wood, turn left along wood edge, and at end of wood turn right through hedge. Bear right round field edge to reach track: bear left, and then go right, through hedge, and cross the field heading for white gable end [track may be re-instated after ploughing]

Emerge on to cross roads, and cross half right to Bridleway finger post, and go along this hedge lined track. Do not take first waymarked left turn, but the second, broader track, heading towards Brent Pelham Church tower.

Emerge onto road , just by the church.

Neither the author nor his dog accept any responsibility for accuracy or for any injury or mishap that might befall any person who follows this walk. First published by "one man and his dog" in Great Shelford Village News June 2008

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