to North Piddle /
Piddle to Stoulton
instructions & Map for walking from West to East & East to West
Face church at St Edmund, Stoulton. (Due to Worcetser C.C. Path Closure
follow revised directions
) On the left hand side is
waymarked path by side of church. Take metal gate into churchyard then exit by
further metal gate ahead to take narrow path between hedge and fence. Exit by
metal gate and turn L along grassy track between hedges. The track bears left to
pass houses left to reach gap at the end of the track. (Do not take the first
small gap you see but continue along to the gap at the end of the track.) At gap
turn R and continue down field keeping hedge R passing under power lines. On
reaching field corner take the kissing gate R. Go ahead with hedge and stream L
until on the left there is a bridge over the stream and a gate leading to a
wood. The footpath goes left around the wood so follow this with hedge L and the
wood R. Path goes up hill to gate. Pass through gate - farm buildings are
visible ahead. Go ahead to the farmyard and follow the farmyard track past barns
(ignoring any left sign) until the track turns to the L at Windmill Hill Farm
with a black and white house R.
Follow the bridleway behind a barn to a waymarked old metal
gate. There is a modern metal 5 bar gate directly ahead but go L
through the old gate then R. Continue ahead with hedge R, Going
through to the side of another 5 bar metal gate continue up the
next field to a large brick bridge over the railway line.
Leaving the bridge go half L to the corner hedge up the field
with a tree on the corner. At the hedge corner continue ahead
with hedge R. Carry on with hedge R heading for a prominent
group of trees ahead. Looking slightly left you will see the
blades of a modern windmill on the horizon.
On reaching the trees you will see they enclose a plantation. Do
not enter the plantation. On the right is a track, which is a
bridleway. Follow this with the hedge fringing the plantation on
the left to a narrow road.
Cross road and go ahead on trac
of diversion) At end of track, by Kits Kitchens take
gap R and follow track L to go behind buildings and down into field. Go ahead
down field with hedge R to come to gap. Take gap and ahead up field with power
lines L to come to mid hedge bridge and kissing gate. Take bridge kissing gate
and ahead though horse area to kissing gate to road ( Pub to your R - Berkley Arms, Egdon).
Cross road and take stile into field. Go diagonally across field to come to gate at far L field
corner. Take gate and go L. Go diagonally to reach far R corner gate leading to
road. Go R on road for some 200 paces. Just before trees find gate L with
kissing gate. Take kissing gate and go ahead up field
to far R corner kissing gate, before cottage. Do not take kissing gate, but stay in field. With
back to kissing gate go ahead with fence R for some 70 paces to find fence stile
Take stile through paddock and next stile
through garden to exit by stile to field. Go R and follow round field edge with
hedge R, and exit by gap. Ahead through second field and exit by gap. In third
field, after some 50 paces, take bridge / stile R. Go along path with hedge L to
road. Go L through the village of White Ladies Aston. Immediately past last house on the
R take footpath through churchyard of St John the Baptist church. Exit
churchyard behind church by far left corner hedge gap to road.
Go R on road and immediately take gap L into field.
Keeping hedge R proceed to reach junction of roads. Turn R on
minor road, which passes houses R and
becomes a track. After some 400 paces take careful note where the track bends to
the right. Watch for finger post at marked gap L leading into copse. Take gap, through copse
to find stile into field.
Go ahead through field hedge gap, and then ½L to find bridge gate by trees.
Take gate and go with hedge L to finally come to far L field gate.
Through gate and go R to find 7 bar metal gate leading into field.
Go R down field to find bridge over river. Cross river and go ahead to pass
through trees, keep line of oak trees on L, aim for mid hedge gate (R of
far church tower). Take gate and go ahead to find top field gate.
Take gate and follow
vehicle track to road. Over road into driveway of Holy Oak Farm. Follow drive
way through farm building to come to fence stile leading into field. Go ahead
across field to find swing gate leading into grassy strip with house L, leading
to road. Follow road ahead to pass church L and reach main road.
Cross road and take alley way between houses to wooden kissing gate and go down
field to metal kissing gate. Go 1/2 R towards Lone Tree then continue with hedge
R through 2 fields to field corner stile
(Ordnance Survey mapping amendment -
Follow text instructions shown in italic)
Cross road and take gap to L of metal
gate. Go ahead on cinder path with river L to
driveway go L to take bridge with double metal gate. Go ½R to field corner to take double
metal gates by single tree. Go ahead with with hedge
R around field corner through gap with hedge R through gap.
Enter left field and head directly past
mid field power poles to find gated hedge gap. Take gap through
plantation to gate onto road. Cross road, through gate and after some 12 paces
keep slightly R where paths diverge through avenue of trees, to find
bridge over stream and
stile. Take stile, through copse, to exit by stile. Cross field ahead to take
corner kissing gate to road. Go L to crossroads at North Piddle.
Stand at cross roads in North Piddle with back to Church Lane. Go L for 100
paces take kissing gate R into field, go across field to stile to
through copse to stile / stream bridge leading to avenue of trees to exit
gate. Cross road and take gate opposite. Go ahead across tree planted field, to
exit by gap into field passing to L of power pole to
far corner field gap (Here we enjoy first glimpse of church at Upper Snodsbury
on horizon ahead).
Through gap and continue ahead with hedge L. Go around field corner to double
metal gate. Go 1/2 R take double metal gate and bridge over steam (Ordnance
Survey mapping amendment - Follow text instructions shown in italic) and
after some 10 paces take cinder track R to go with river R. Follow track to
hedge gap to road. Cross road to take fence stile. Go ahead through 2 fields
- exit 2nd field at wide gap and then ahead towards lone tree L. Before tree
find and take crop path diagonally R across field to take far mid fence
metal kissing gate
R of church on horizon).
Go up field with
hedge R to take corner wooden kissing gate and
follow alley way between houses to road - Upper Snodsbury.
Cross road. Go ahead into Church Road and continue into The Furlongs. Take
wooden gate and ahead with houses R to enter field by large kissing gate. Go ahead across centre
of field aim for centre of farm buildings to find stile. Cross stile and go ahead through farm
buildings to find driveway leading to road. Cross road and follow farm track
with large field L. Take R hand of two gates into field.
Go ahead across field to find mid hedge gate. Go ahead in field with line of
trees R to come to corner gap by large oak tree. Go ahead through copse and
ahead L to find bridge over river. Cross bridge and go ahead up field to
find far L corner gate. Take gate and go ahead some 30 paces to find gate L and
signed footpath. Through gate and follow round field edge with hedge R to find
far R corner metal gate.
Take metal gate and bridge and go ahead to find hedge gap. Go through gap and go
1/4 L to find stile into copse. Through copse to find track Go R on track
which becomes road passing houses L to come to junction of roads. Immediately
take gap L by power pole and go with hedge L to find gap to road. Go R on road and
immediately take gap into churchyard of St John the Baptist, follow
round church to exit churchyard by gate to road.
Go L on road into the village of White Ladies
Aston. Pass stone wall R, road bends R and after some 50 paces take signed gap R. Ahead with red brick
barn R, and continue with hedge R. Leave path where it swings L and continue
ahead with hedge R to take far corner stile / bridge to field. Go L with hedge
L, pass house L, and come to field corner. Go R and after some 20 paces
take stile into garden, cross garden and exit by stile into paddock. Exit
paddock by fence. Go L to kissing gate (Do not take kissing, do not exit field)
Turn back to kissing gate go 3/4 L to pass field corner to take kissing gate to
Go right on road after some 250 paces take gate L into narrow field, Go
diagonally half way down field to find gate R. Take gate and go
into field. Go diagonally to far corner field stile leading to road.
Cross road and take kissing gate. Go ahead to pass to L of horse area
to take mid hedge kissing gate / bridge
into field. Go ahead, parallel with power cables, to find hedge gap. Take gap
and ahead with hedge L to exit by field corner. Continue to follow track with
buildings L. Main track turns L but continue ahead under power cables then turn
L to come to gap by power pole leading to drive by red building (Kit Kitchens).
Go L on drive to road.
Cross road and ahead on bridleway track after some 25
paces there are waymarkers
L (Due to Worcetser C.C. Path Closure follow revised
Ignore these waymarkers and continue up the bridleway track with
the plantation right until it ends. At the end track swings L
into a field with a stand of trees to your right. Go L into the
field and go down the field with hedge L to the hedge corner
where it turns left with a tree on the corner.
Do not turn L with the hedge stay but ½ right and continue ahead
into the field. Continue ahead to large brick bridge over the
railway. Go down the field to pass a 5 bar metal gate L.
Continue ahead to an old metal gate L onto a farm bridleway.
Turn R go behind a barn and follow to Windmill Hill Farm. Turn R
past the farm on the farm track. Go ahead past the front of more
barns and down the field to metal gate. Follow the footpath to
and alongside a wood L with hedge R.
At the end of the wood track swings L and R through a metal gate
and over a bridge over a stream. Turn right follow the hedge
line with hedge and stream right to a kissing gate. Take gate
and turn L. Go up the field with hedge L, At the top of the
field go L between hedges. Follow this to a metal gate on the R.
Take a path between a fence and hedge to another metal gate into
the churchyard. Go ahead to double metal gate out of the
churchyard onto the road. You have exited at the side of the
church of St Edmund at Stoulton.
paths, bridleways and roads we have used in these instructions are public rights
of way as designated on Ordnance Survey maps. Following the instructions and
walking tips on this web site in no way constitutes any liability on 41 Club that such routes or
tips are safe or suitable.