Walk 6: Coombe Almer and Loop Farms. Moderate/Hard
Start at the Village Hall car park. Turn right out of the car park and walk down the High St, going straight over at the cross roads into Huntick Road. Continue on past two side roads to the right until you see a footpath sign on your left ( be careful on the road as you approach this). Take this new footpath, which eventually reaches Wimborne Rd. Taking care crossing this road , you will see a stile and footpath sign opposite. Over the stile, follow the path across the field close to the hedge on your right to the next stile. The path continues straight ahead after this stile, but now with the hedge on your left, until you reach a ‘kissing gate’ onto a road ( Flowers Drove). Walk straight ahead along Flowers Drove passing the English Oak Vineyard at Warmwell farm on your left. At the next cross roads, go straight over into Sandy Lane. Where the lane turns around to the right, go straight ahead onto a marked bridleway. The way passes through a gate into a copse and then through another gate into a field, with the fence on your right. A little further along there is another gate through the fence after which you turn left and walk down the field, now with the hedge on your left. The farm ahead of you is called Coombe Almer. Go through the gate out of the field opposite the farmyard and immediately turn left on to a track. Keep going along this track, but just before you reach the road, look for a gap with a stile on your left, and cross this on to a farm road. Walk straight ahead on this road towards Loop Farm. The lane passes through the farm yard and bears left, then right going uphill until it reaches Castle Farm Road. Turn right , walking back into the village past the allotments on your right. You will eventually reach the junction with Limekiln Road. Turn right here and then left at the crossroads by the War Memorial, back to the Village Hall.
Distance: 3 miles/ 5 kms Steps:6,000