London Green Belt Way  

 

Photos of Stage 14

Thames Chase Forest Centre to Davy Down (8.0 miles)

 

The stage starts at the Thames Chase Forest Centre, the headquarters of the Thames Chase Community Forest. It was built on the site of Broadfields Farm. The route is flat and passes through the old village of Cranham, then a nature reserve, Corbets Tey, Belhus Park, and Aveley. For the last two miles we follow the Mardyke Way to finish at Davy Down. With some of the photos below you can click on them to view a larger image.

 

Thames Chase Forest Centre at the Start of the Stage.

 

The Old Barn at Thames Chase - click on the sign for a larger image.

   

 

Exhibition and Shop inside The Thames Chase Forest Centre.

   

 

Thames Chase "A Growing Success" and relative to London - click to read.

 

Looking across Thames Chase.

 

Footpath near to the Start of the Stage.

   

 

Wooden Sculptures at Broadfields Farm, Thames Chase, just after the start.

       

 

Track across fields a path to Cranham.

   

 

Footpath sign back to Pike Lane.

 

Through the churchyard and past Church of All Saints, Cranham.

      

 

The Gate to Cranham Hall.

 

Footpath to Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve.

   

 

Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve sign & path into Nature Reserve - click for a larger image.

   

 

Footbridges in Cranham Marsh Nature Reserve.

   

 

"Discover Belhus Woods Country Park" - click for a larger image.

 

Footpath sign back to Bramble Lane.

 

Footpaths through Belhus Woods Country Park.

   

 

Path from Belhus Woods to Belhus Chase.

   

 

Onto the Mardyke Way at Ship Lane, Aveley.

 

M25 over the Mardyke Valley.

 

The Finish of the Stage at Davy Down.

 

We need to get over this to get to the Start of Stage 15.

   

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