Chipperfield circular walk 5 miles across broad open fields

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Chipperfield 8.7 km circular walk including Scatterdale Wood and sweeping open countryside
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Introduction

This Chipperfield circular walk of 8.7 km is not at all strenuous. From the green in Chipperfield it takes you across very gentle rolling hills with good views. The total ascent is only 100m.

The walk begins at St Paul’s Church Chipperfield which lies at the edge of Chipperfield Common. There is easy parking around the common for the start of the walk.

Chipperfield to Whippendell Bottom

Leave St Paul’s Church in a north westerly direction and follow the road around.

The start of the Chipperfield circular walk
St Paul’s Church Chipperfield

There is a an alley on the left that runs down beside a construction site which used to be a Land Rover garage. I presume this site is going to be new housing. You follow this alley until it breaks out into a wide open field.

The first open field on the Chipperfield circular walk

The path skirts the edge of the field for about 200 yards and then turns diagonally to the right.

This is definitely a walk to enjoy on a bright sunny day when you can appreciate the wide open fields at this point and later.

You join Rucklers Lane and then turn right into Barnes Lane which you follow until you come across a footpath sign that takes you back in the direction you have come.

This footpath leads to Scattersdale Wood.

Part of the wood is fenced off for a woodland conservation project so it is important to keep to the path. You emerge at the exit of Scattersdale Wood to a fenced-in path. Descends to Langley Road. You have now arrived at Whippendell Bottom.

Whippendell Bottom to Chipperfield

Climb the hill heading towards Kings Langley and after a short rise turn right across the fields.

Half way round the Chipperfield circular walk
Admire the view from the highest point on the Chipperfield circular walk

You’ll arrive at Berrybush Farm with it’s series of farm workers’ cottages.

Berrybush farm cottages
Berrybush farm cottages

Just round the corner from Berrybush is Langely Lodge Farm.

Langley Lodge Garm
18th Century fronted Langley Lodge Farm

The frontage of Langley Lodge Farm appears to be 18th Century and there are records of the farm tenants going back to 1713. See more about the history of the farm in the above link.

After leaving Langley Lodge Farm head across open country again.

Looking back to Langley Lodge Farm in the distance
Looking back to Langley Lodge Farm in the distance

Much of this landscape is fenced in for what I can only imagine is horse gallops.

At the road turn right along the path for 400 yards and turn left into the corner of Chipperfield Common.

A short walk through the tress brings you back to your car and the start of the Chipperfield circular walk.

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