We call this work circular but it is really a figure-of-eight.
On leaving Green Close turn left, make your way to Lawn Lane and cross over to the left-hand side when you can.
Turn left at the cut-through to Humber Road and the doctors’ surgery. Cross the greensward, turn left and follow Humber Road until it meets Arun Close, where you should turn left again and walk down the slope to the river.
At the river turn right. There are often horses grazing in the field on the opposite side.
Once over the footbridge, keep going in the same direction and up Fifth Avenue. At the end of Fifth Avenue, turn right and then left at the traffic lights to go up Patching Hall Lane.
Once past St John Payne School, turn right at the roundabout. It may not seem like it but you are still in Patching Hall Lane. Keep following the road, which soon goes between fields. When you reach the fork at Parsonage Green follow the bend to the right. You are now in School Lane, which will take you past Broomfield Primary School and bring you to Main Road, Broomfield.
Turn right and walk down down Main Road past the Angel and the Broomfield Methodist Church. Just past Skerry Rise, and before you get to Valley Bridge, take the footpath to the left and turn left again into Petersfield. As you come to the T-junction in the road you will see another footpath ahead of you. Take that down to the River Chelmer.
Walk under Valley Bridge and keep going until you see the footbridge. Don’t cross it but instead walk to the start of Fifth Avenue by the garages and walk down the footpath to left. This will take you past allotments.
When you reach the university take the path to the left. Whithin a few yards you will come to a footbridge. Do not cross here but take the path to the right instead. This will take you past the university on the river side.
When you come to the end of the university buildings you will see another footbridge over the river. Take that and then turn right.
When you see the railway bridge don’t go under it but instead take the footpath that climbs up to the left to Hill View Road. Continue climbing up the road until you reach the start of the cul-de-sac, where you should turn left. Then take the first right.
This brings you out to Arbour Lane. Cross over and go up Hillary Close. Where Hillary Close bends left, keep going straight on and you will soon come to a footpath to the right leading between the houses.
As you go along this short path beware of overhanging branches, which can get quite low. When the path reaches the Bunny Path, turn left and make your way to Stump Lane and back to Green Close.