On leaving Green Close turn right and walk to the corner with Springfield Road.
Cross the road and take the footpath that goes between the houses just to the left. This brings you out by the police control room. Turn right and then immediately left into Kingson Crescent.
When you reach Sandford Road turn left and walk to the end. Cross the Chelmer Road by the traffic lights and take the footpath that leads to the shopping precinct. Walk past the shops to Chelmer Village Way.
Turn left and walk along the road to the first turning on the right, which is some distance away. This is Sandford Mill Road. If you get to ASDA you’ve gone too far.
Cross over Chelmer Village Way and walk down Sandford Mill Road. Take the first road to the right, which is again some distance along. The field should be to your left.
When you reach the bridge by Sandford Lock, take the slope down to the left to get to the towpath. If the towpath looks a bit muddy you can avoid it by continuing across the bridge and following the road round past the Sandford Mill Museum until it reaches the next bridge back across the canal. If you take the towpath, go back on to the road again at the next bridge and turn left.
You are now in Brook End Road South. Once past the sewage works (hold your nose!) you will have fields on your right and allotments on your left for a short way before reaching Chancellor Park Primary School.
Immediately past the school turn right and keep going in the same direction until you reach the grassed area. Follow the road round the right-hand side of this until it reaches Eglinton Drive. Cross over Eglinton Drive and turn right. Turn left at the roundabout and cross the road when you can.
At the next roundabout take the right-hand fork. When you reach B&Q cross over the road and make your way to the roundabout. Cross over the roundabout and go under the flyover to Springfield Road.
Cross the road by the pedestrian-controlled lights by Aldi. If you wish you can stop off here to do some shopping. Otherwise keep along Springfield Road until you reach the Endeavour, then take the slip road on the right to Springfield Green.
Once at Springfield Green cross the road on the other side of the railway bridge and take the Bunny Path back to Stump Lane, where you will see the entrance to Green Close.