London Green Belt Way  

 

Photos of Stage 13

Hutton Village  to  Thames Chase Forest Centre (10.85 miles)

 

From wooden bus-stop we follow Hutton Village, then off-road to old church. We go cross-country to Ingrave, past the huge pile of Thorndon House & thru' Thorndon Park North. As well as the park, the route takes in many other properties owned by the Thames Chase Community Forest, including Warley Gap, Codham Hall Woods & Franks Wood. We pass thru' Little Warley, Great Warley and skirt the outside of Upminster on our way to the finish at the Thames Chase Forest Centre at Broadfields Farm.

Wooden bus stop at Hutton.

 

All Saints Church at Hutton.

 

Ingrave Church.

 

Thorndon Hall from the Path.

 

Footpaths through Thorndon Country Park North.

 

130 million year old tree fossil at Thorndon Park - click to read notice.

 

Thorndon Park North Visitors Centre.

     

 

 

"Discover Thorndon Country Park & Hartswood" - click for a larger image.

 

Thorndon Country Park North.

 

Toilet Block behind Visitors Centre

 

Thorndon Community Garden - click for larger.

 

Lane towards the exit of Thorndon Park.

 

Essex Regimental Chapel at Little Warley.

 

Entrance to the Warley Gap.

 

 

Footpaths towards Great Warley.

   

 

Church of St Mary the Virgin at Great Warley - "The Pearl Church"

      

 

       

 

St Faiths Farm, Bird Lane, Little Warley.

 

Looking back to Great Warley Church from Codham Hall Lane.

 

Into fields at Codham Hall Lane - the concrete cylinder has been replaced by a metal gate.

 

Footbridge in Codham Hall Woods.

 

Under the M25, then over a high metal stile to Level Crossing.

   

 

Across Cranham Golf Course.

 

Gate from Golf Club to Thames Chase at Broadfields Farm.

 

M25 at zoom from Broadfields Farm at Thames Chase.

 

Traditional Fence and Footpath at Thames Chase.

   

 

Wooden Sculptures near to the Finish.

 

The Thames Chase Forest Centre.

 

Restaurant & a School Display inside Thames Chase.

 

Broadfields Farmhouse at Thames Chase.

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