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Walk 139: Chipperfield South Loop

4.4 miles (7.1 km) with 312ft (95m) of ascent


The pond at Chipperfield Common on the return leg
The pond at Chipperfield Common on the return leg
This circular walk heads south from Chipperfield Common through woodland and over fields with good views, then on to Sarratt and back via Commonwood Common. The route passes close to six pubs and follows good footpaths and bridleways. There is one 80m stretch along a fairly busy lane, but there is a small pavement for walkers to get out of the way of traffic. We noticed several signs at fields with livestock advising walkers to keep their dogs on the lead.

Directions


Map for Walk 139: Chipperfield South Loop Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors There is an interactive map below these directions
Map for Walk 139: Chipperfield South Loop
Created on Map Hub by Hertfordshire Walker
Elements © Thunderforest © OpenStreetMap contributors

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Park on Chipperfield Common (location - https://w3w.co/gasp.wash.chew). There are several parking spots on the northern and western edges of the common. We parked close to The Two Brewers pub/restaurant (location - https://w3w.co/giving.calms.finger).

1: From Chipperfield Common head SSW down a path that runs between the rear of St Paul’s Church and the cricket pitch (location - https://w3w.co/cube.dogs.pile), see image below. This is Chipperfield footpath 5 which starts running alongside the church wall before forking to the left. Continue on Chipperfield footpath 5 for 240m.

Take Chipperfield footpath 5 to the left of the church
Take Chipperfield footpath 5 at the back of the church
2: When you reach a junction turn right and head W on Chipperfield footpath 7 for 190m until the path bends left at which point you turn right on Chipperfield footpath 4 and head W for 20m until your reach a track close to The Windmill pub/restaurant (location - https://w3w.co/limbs.things.deeper).

3: Turn left on the track and head SW for 260m, see image below.

Follow the track SW for 260m
Follow the track SW for 260m
4: As you approach the houses there are two footpaths on your right (location - https://w3w.co/intro.branch.castle), see image below. Take the first. This is Chipperfield footpath 3. Turn right and follow the footpath as it weaves through the woods for 150m before reaching a track (location - https://w3w.co/bike.admit.upper). Turn right on the track and head NW for 40m until you reach a track on your left just before Windmill Hill (location - https://w3w.co/nails.sulk.pink).

Chipperfield footpath 3 is the first path on the right before the houses
Chipperfield footpath 3 is the first path on the right before the houses
5: Turn left on this track, still Chipperfield footpath 3, and follow it NNW for 30m until it bends sharp left and heads SSW for 50m at which point it becomes Sarratt footpath 1 (location - https://w3w.co/shall.unity.belly). Follow this path SSW for 550m as it crosses a couple of junctions and passes alongside a few houses before reaching a lane called Penman’s Hill (location - https://w3w.co/looked.others.lodge). Turn right on Penman’s Hill, still Sarratt footpath 1, and continue heading SW for 200m until you reach the bottom of the hill.
* When you reach the bottom of Penman’s Hill you have the option of turning right for a short detour to the The Plough pub/restaurant on Dunny Lane (location - https://w3w.co/paints.police.sport.
6: At the bottom of Penman’s Hill (location - https://w3w.co/clip.dusty.mime) cross diagonally over Plough Lane and head SSW up Poles Hill for 100m looking for a footpath on the left (location - https://w3w.co/later.olive.crop). Take this path, Sarratt footpath 21, and head SSE for 180m until you reach woodland. Head SSW through the woodland for 180m until you reach Bragmans Lane (location - https://w3w.co/paints.police.sport).

7: Turn right on Bragmans Lane and head NW for 80m until you reach a track on your left (location - https://w3w.co/dinner.bride.solo). This is the only part where you will be walking with traffic, but there is a narrow pavement on the left you can follow. When you reach the track turn left and head SW for 200m until you reach a footpath on the left (location - https://w3w.co/laying.windy.plots), see image below.

Sarratt footpath 24 heading SSE
Sarratt footpath 24 heading SE
8: Turn left on Sarratt footpath 24 and head SE for 650m until you reach Moor Lane (location - https://w3w.co/toys.fleet.values).

9: Cross Moor Lane and take the footpath directly opposite, still Sarratt footpath 24, and continue heading SE for 370m until you enter woodland and reach a junction (location - https://w3w.co/button.strong.mount), see image below.

Turn left on Sarratt footpath 52
Turn left on Sarratt footpath 52
10: Turn left on Sarratt footpath 52 and head ENE for 50m to another junction. Turn left on Sarratt footpath 27 and head NE for 460m until you reach The Green in Sarratt (location - https://w3w.co/lush.space.suffer).

11: Turn right at The Green and head SE for 230m before turning left and heading towards The Boot pub/restaurant (location - https://w3w.co/casino.fines.linen).
* There is another pub/restaurant, The Cricketers, 320m SE of this spot (location - https://w3w.co/fire.desire.sharp).
12: When you reach The Boot, take the footpath immediately to the right of the pub, Sarratt footpath 48, and head NE, then E for 430m.

13: When you reach a footpath junction (location - https://w3w.co/lion.comet.taking) turn left on Sarratt footpath 49 and head NNE for 340m to Bottom Lane (location - https://w3w.co/usual.scuba.half).

14: At Bottom Lane turn left and head WNW for 20m before turning right and heading NNW along a lane for 40m looking out for a footpath on the right (location - https://w3w.co/inner.coffee.theme), see image below. This is a Sarratt parish footpath, which you won't find marked on an Ordnance Survey map.

Take the Sarratt parish footpath on the right and head through the woods
Take the Sarratt parish footpath on the right and head through the woods


This path winds through Commonwood Common heading N for 250m before reaching a junction. Turn right on Sarratt footpath 8 and head NE for 65m before reaching another junction (location - https://w3w.co/force.sector.move), see image below, and turning left on Sarratt footpath 6 then immediately take the right hand fork heading NW for 160m and eventually reaching reaching Quickmoor Lane (location - https://w3w.co/surely.heats.salt).

Turn left at the tree then turn right at the first fork
Turn left at the tree then turn right at the first fork
15: Turn right on Quickmoor Lane and head NNE for 270m until you reach the Cart and Horses pub/restaurant on your left (location - https://w3w.co/fork.flips.vest) at the point where Quickmoor Lane bends to the right.

16: Here you leave Quickmoor Lane and head NNE following a track for 160m until it bends to the left and you reach a footpath straight ahead (location - https://w3w.co/raves.counts.mason).

17: Take this path, Sarratt footpath 5, and head N for 380m until you reach Chipperfield Common (location - https://w3w.co/supper.design.cost).

Take Chipperfield footpath 8 across the common
Take Chipperfield footpath 8 across the common
18: Enter the common and follow Chipperfield footpath 8 as it heads NNW for 730m passing a pond on the left (location - https://w3w.co/couches.hunter.ties). Continue heading NNW taking a right fork (location - https://w3w.co/prompting.moods.pokers), and follow the path back to car park.

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