This walk goes through some interesting areas once you reach Beaulieu. The way back may take you along some footpaths you didn’t previously know about.
On leaving Green Close turn left and make your way past the church to Exeter Road. At the end of Exeter Road turn left and then immediately right into Taunton Road.
At the end of Taunton Road turn left at Falmouth Road. At the end of Falmouth Road turn right into Helston Road. When you get to the end of Helston Road take the footpath opposite you. This will bring you out to the roundabout at Pump Lane.
Cross over Pump Lane and walk up New Bowers Way past the Parish Centre until you reach the next roundabout. Make your way to the other side of the roundabout at Beaulieu Boulevard. You can take some time off here to relax in Boleyn Gardens.
Continue along Beaulieu Boulevard until you reach the circle at the end. Then go along the path on the left-hand side of the grassed area. (Don’t go up the steps.)
Keep following the footpath with the fields on your right and Beaulieu on your left. When you reach the T-junction in the path turn right and walk past New Hall School.
Once past the school turn left into Generals Lane. There are traffic lights a little further along but it is difficult to work out just what purpose they serve!
Once past the eastern boundary of the school you will see a footpath on your left. Take this past the northern school boundary until you reach part of the Beaulieu development that is still under construction.
When you can turn left. We say “When you can” because active construction is going on here so the way through may have moved by the time you try this walk.
In due course you should find yourself back at another road, Regiment Gate. Turn left and follow this to the bend to the right, where it becomes Centenary Way. This soon becomes a pleasant boulevard going past the Beaulieu Centre and the Beaulieu Park Schools. It eventually comes out at White Hart Lane.
At White Hart Lane turn left and cross the road when you can. At the roundabout turn right into New Nabbotts Way.
In New Nabbotts Way take the first turning left, Hunters Way. When you reach the end of Hunters Way take the footpath across the grassed area to Beardsley Drive.
Walk along Beardsley Drive, pass the school and the church and turn right at New Bowers Way. Cross the road when you can and cross Pump Lane at the roundabout.
On the other side of the roundabout you can either take the footpath across the grassed area and then turn left or turn left straight away and walk along the road for a short distance. In either event, take the first right into Rushleydale.
Keep along Rushleydale when it turns left. Where it bends to the right you will find a footpath leading left and one leading straight on. Take the one straight on, which brings you out to the Havengore Shopping Centre.
Make your way past the shopping centre to Havengore itself and turn right. When you reach Falmouth Road turn left.
Follow Falmouth Road past Taunton Road and Tavistock Road. When it bends right after Tavistock Road go straight ahead into the cul-de-sac. At the end of this you will find a footpath that will take you 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.