History walk 3: the footpath from Sandy Lane to Cess Road, leaving Sandy Lane at TG449182 and reaching Cess Road at TG445180

 

Physical Character

 

The footpath leaves Sandy Lane at TG449182 and goes in a south westerly direction straight across a cropped field to a gap in a hedge.  This field is ploughed annually and the path reinstated or trodden by walkers.  The path continues on through the gap in the hedge across another area of grassland where it is marked by short posts.  It eventually reaches a gate and continues on across rough land, which is part of the premises of a boat building firm, until it reaches Cess Road at TG445180.  This last part of the path does not have marked boundaries, it was however the Private Road No. 18 on the Enclosure Map of 1812.

Historical Ecology

This is another of the paths through ‘the wongs’.

The path as it leaves Sandy Lane at TG449182

The path crosses a field

3.  Looking back across the cropped field from the hedge gap

4.  Looking back after passing through the gap in the hedge

5.  The path reaches the boat building yard

6.  Looking back from the other side of the gate above

7.  Looking back as the path reaches Cess Road at TG445180

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